Wednesday, February 13, 2008

My Alma Mater



A friend sent this to me, and I had to share. As you watch, you might enjoy noting:
-It was in front of Krannert Center where Brett and I decided to give dating a try.
-Many nights were spent with friends up at Frost Chapel playing games and talking and singing.
-Some of us shadow danced in front of Hermann Hall and tried to figure out how to break in without causing too much trouble.
-The Ford Buildings. Ahhh, the Ford Buildings. They might be the main reason I chose Berry. Just look at them. I lived there all four years, worked there three of those years, and know their "off-limits" underground catacombs pretty extensively.
-The College Chapel is where Brett and I were married.
-Swan Lake is where I'd like to say I sat on a blanket and read the classics, but usually I just fell asleep.
-The House of Dreams (on top of the mountain) was a hiking/biking destination: Easter sunrise services, picnics, excellent views
-See that tower in the middle of the Reservoir? There's a tunnel that leads up to that and I climbed/shimmied up it with some friends one night- perhaps one of the scariest things I've ever done. Fortunately we didn't climb back down- we just jumped out when we got to the top and swam to land.
-And see those deer? Yes, they are everywhere. More deer than people. Once a girl was hit by a deer. He was trying to jump over her. Another time a girl hit a deer with her car. She then carried it up to the third floor hall bathroom in one of the Ford buildings and skinned it .
-Hacky Sack 101 is a required PE class for all freshmen.....not really, but I did get to take a mountain biking class. How many colleges will offer that?
Thanks for letting me reminisce.

5 comments:

BKicklighter said...

LOVE IT! Love Berry! How did I miss the underground tunnels at Ford??

Elizabeth Dark Wiley said...

You gotta know the right people (Dennis Goshorn...)

Amy said...

ok...love the video!! i think i might just have to borrow it :)

Pomeroy Kinsey said...

Wow, that was brilliant. I was kind of hating on Berry til I saw it, and now I'm totally won over.

southernjoy said...

And now I found you here...

So good to "see" you, my old college friend!

Thanks for sharing the Berry memories.