College Memories

Yesterday I had to attend an all day training session as part of my job administering the transportation at our Council on Aging. The day was divided into two parts, the morning session was to be certified as a Drug and Alcohol Program Manager and the afternoon was devoted to learning about Reasonable Suspicion Decision Making.

The whole thing, while necessary, was a little, ummmmmm, dry. Mostly it made me want to drink alcohol but I don’t think that was the intended outcome.

There was an upside to the whole thing, though.

welcome to wheaton for carole knits

The training was held at Wheaton College. My alma mater.

larcom for carole knits

It was a gorgeous day and at lunch I grabbed a bagel and coffee and sat outside in the sunshine. I was flooded with so many memories of happy times I spent there.

emerson dining hall for carole knits

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 30 years since I graduated but I’m still as proud as ever to be a Wheatie.

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Comments

  1. says

    I love heading back to the Georgia Tech campus (even if I don’t recognize much of it from 35 years ago :-). it looks like Wheaton has aged nicely…or maybe not at all? glad there was an upside to an otherwise not-so-interesting day!

  2. Mary K. In Rockport says

    Went to my 50th (!!!!!!!) at UNH recently. Even though it’s a small campus, I got lost looking for my old dorm because there so many new buildings. Still a beautiful campus, though. Nostalgia is bittersweet.

  3. says

    What a lovely setting (for a dull training day). It’s nice to be surrounded with happy college memories!

  4. says

    Your campus looks like it is a timeless place. Our campus at the UofU has grown to the point it is unrecognizable. A light rail runs through it and all the parking (even the golf course) has been used for new buildings. It grows so and changes every time I drive through! Glad you had a nice trip back in time (sans drink). :)

  5. Vera says

    What a pretty campus. Sorry training was so dull (isn’t it always???), but at least the surroundings were beautiful!

  6. Jo says

    It amazes me how training can make a compelling topic into sawdust. Anyway, spending a day on your alma mater does sound really nice.

  7. Erica says

    What a beautiful campus, my friend’s son graduated from there this spring. Sorry about the training being less than thrilling…