Around the house in Yogyakarta, December 2000 to December 2001.
|Ibu Tari and Pak Kris tend the garden. Here she is harvesting peanuts. We eat some of the produce and they take some home.|
When we arrived there was a young breadfruit tree a bit taller than Duane. A year and a half later it is better than twenty feet tall and is producing. Its leaves are two feet long. The Indonesian word for breadfruit is sukun. It can be used in casseroles and soups, or fried as you see it here. A bit like potato only with long fibers. Tasty with peanut sauce.
|Ibu Tari and Pak Kris use the internet phone to talk to Hannah and Eloise Neufeld in Canada. Hannah and her husband David were our predecessors in the house.|
|When Duane was last in Singapore he bought some Dockers pants and received a free 'Nice Pants' t-shirt which was given to Tari and Kris who take turns wearing it. This time Ibu Tari was wearing it with pants made from fabric Duane brought from Papua.|
|Clare Ann's women's group. Sr. Mary Rose, Sr. Clare, Ibu Lina.|
|Our lives really changed in June 2001 when we suddenly had three other MCCers living in town, two next door, and MCC staffer Lilik also living next door and working at our house. They will all be here until just before we return to California. From left: Joanne Brown, Lilik, Phil Brown, Clare Ann, Jennifer Harvey. Jennifer and the Browns will all be going to Jayapura as Uncen dosens.|
|MCC Yogya reached its maximum size when we were joined by SALTer Heidi Paetkau who teaches English at UKDW. In July Jen moved next door too, so our compound is feeling pretty full. By the end of October only Lilik will be next door. Click the photo for a larger one.|
|Since Clare Ann worked at home she wasn't getting any exercise. Our last year in Yogya she went swimming at the Radisson Hotel almost every morning at 6 A.M. That's the time when Duane did internet downloads. Click the photo for a bigger one.|
|Living at the foot of a magnificent volcano over 9,000 feet tall is hard to describe, particularly when it is so active. This is an ordinary view of Mt. Merapi and its smaller and older sibling Mt. Merbabu taken along my regular route home from the university. Click the photo for a bigger one.|
|All things come to an end. On December 11, 2001 we were all packed and at the airport. This is the group who stayed for the final farewell l-r: Pak Jozef Hehanussa and his wife, Pak Ngadiman, Heidi Paetkau (the last MCC person in Yogya), Lilik, Ibu Tari, Clare Ann, Duane, Pak Kris. As we walked out to the plane we saw Ruth Mischnick waving from the waving gallery. After the plane left the MCC staff loaded the last of our household things onto a truck and took it to Salatiga. Click the photo for a larger one.|
|Here Clare Ann is back in California in front of our other house. Click for a larger picture.|
|And last, but not least, here we are with our granddaughter Ashlynn in California. Click the photo for a larger one.|
Last modified December 27, 2001. Prepared by Duane Ruth-Heffelbower.
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