Peace Corps in 1961. Jim and a bunch of other classmates at Stanford were in the first real full year of volunteers. They were paid all of $99/month. The thought of being sent to trouble spots around the world for $99/month did not appeal to me. However, I had to do some sacrificial duty, so I instead came home to save the sugar industry for $500/month. Glad I came, for here is where I met Pearl, who was a nurse in the next town, Pahala.