Peace Corps has played an integral role in my life for nearly five decades now. Having served as a PCV in Fiji (1976-1978) in non-formal education, I went on to get a teaching credential in vocational education in the US, working with kids who didn’t quite thrive in a formal educational system, until returning to Fiji in the late 1980’s/early 1990’s. My husband went on staff in 1992 and, in addition to working for USAID, I became Mama Deb. His CD career kept us in Fiji 1992-1998, then on to Suriname from 1998-2000. “Time in/time out”, we spent three years working with At Risk youth in Southern California, adjacent to several Native American Reservations, and migrant camps. Returning to Peace Corps in 2008, we served in Vanuatu for three years, then finally in Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa for the last five before retirement. I had the best job ever, Mama Deb! With absolutely no decision-making/policy-making/enforcing role, I was able to support the Volunteers in a very unique and intimate way. Eddie never asked and I never told; it was the perfect partnership!