December 2000 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

All of our luggage, including the lost shoe suitcase (from August), and all 100 plus quilts arrived safely in Haiti.  Going through customs went smoothly and then as we went outside the Port-au-Prince airport to load up our luggage and ourselves, we were bombarded with Haitian “help”.  Hundreds of people, pushing, shoving, and attempting to help in some small way in order to earn a tip.  With the help of Johnson, the young man I hired to help us carry and load, and Pierre, our paid translator, we made it into our vehicles and it only cost me about $45.00 in tips. Continue Reading →