I work at Barnes & Noble and enjoy a daily journey with Alice that has taken us to this point in time. My family is beginning many new stages... Two kids out of college, a third in the USMC, his lovely wife Jessica and two Granddaughters, Pella & Jazel. Short, squat and old. But there is not as much of me as there was in 2008! I have a wonderful family. Three children that make me proud. A son, Joseph Jenkins Mends-Cole III, that serves as a WO in the US Marine Corps, his wife Jessica. A daughter, Jamie, that graduated from the University of Minnesota, has a daughter and a fulfilling life in Minneapolis. My youngest, Jacqy, that graduated in from the University of Michigan and is in Brooklyn, NY with her partner Jen s and is continuing her life journey there. Finally. a wonderful Wife, Alice, to keep my head on straight. RPCV-Liberia 1979-82.