September 25, 2011
This weekend we celebrated our 10th college reunion. TEN YEARS. That means it has been 14 years since I moved into my freshman dorm room, scared, excited, clueless about how to do laundry, having no idea what amazing things the next four years would hold.
While I don’t use my degree anymore (a BS in biology isn’t all that useful for designing and building websites, as it turns out), I still don’t regret my decision to attend Grove City. Dan and I made lifelong friends there, and we got a fantastic education for life- career changes notwithstanding :) Plus- the place is just gorgeous.
The campus has obviously changed a lot since we graduated. Entire buildings have been demolished, and in their places are beautiful, impressive structures that make me want to strive to learn and be smart and stuff.
Homecoming weekend had the usual attractions: we marched in the parade with our reunion class. There was a marching band.
Maggie got her face painted.
The girls followed in their mama’s footsteps as GCC cheerleaders!
Lots of walking around campus, showing Maggie our old dorms, the bookstore, the football field, Rainbow Bridge, a boy getting ‘creeked’ (Newly engaged boys get thrown into Wolf Creek. It’s a gross tradition that Dan’s friends thankfully forgot about by the time spring came around [he proposed in December right before finals!])
But after all of that personal reflection on our college days, trying to share some bit of our history with our kids… their favorite part? THE WATER FOUNTAIN, OF COURSE!
What a bunch of goofballs.