Fijian Friends


eseteri Housegirl in 1970. All of the expats had permanent, young good looking Fijian housegirls who lived with them. My Peace Corps roommate, David, decided to get one and I had to pay my share - I think we paid her 50¢ a week. Hardly a girl, rather a toothless granny who came by bus from Lodoni once a week and really didn't do very much aside from smoke Fijian cigarettes, though I do seem to recall that she ironed once. She didn't speak any English which made it difficult for me [ed. - being trained in Hindi]. When Kelera moved in with David, Meri wasn't needed.