January 20, 2015

Slice of Life | Windsor Hall



Looking back at my dorm room
at Mount Allison University.
1988-1989


In the photos, I see...
...a television that had one channel.
...a tape player, and not even a CD player, sitting beside it.
...a trunk that Dad got for $5 back in the 60s. It went to Boston with me too.
...photos on the bulletin board and while small, I can remember each photo. 
...no books, but there was a wall shelf for our books between the windows.
...no computer. I didn't use one, or know of one to use,when I was an undergrad.

From the photos, I remember...
...transferring from Atlantic Baptist College to Mount A that year.
...wondering if that is where I was suppose to be & what I was suppose to do.
...daily lunches with Wendy and Christine.
...the adventure of the missing JVC walkman.
...going home on the weekends.
...a broken heart.
...getting cards every week from my sister.
...visits from my buddy, Craig.
...missing basketball.
...loving the town of Sackville.
...salad and English muffins for lunch and supper every day.
...a moment at that desk when God reminded me of something I needed to know.




26 comments:

  1. I graduated from college long before you did, but some of those items I remember - that trunk, for instance, which was also a coffee table in my first apartment. Memories!

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    1. Trunks make great coffee tables!
      We have an antique blanket box for a coffee table in our living room.

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  2. Photos can transport one to a time gone by. It's nice to visit that place, every once in a while.

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  3. Oh, you've made me reminisce. Love this as a generating strategy for even more stories!

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    1. I'm so glad you are thinking back about your days as well!

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  4. Love the TV and tape player. My daughters really can't comprehend just one channel! Great memories from those dorm rooms!

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    1. Hi Melanie! Loved finding a note from you!
      How would our kids survive with one channel now? Wink!

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  5. Wow...I really love how you reflected on what you "see" and "remember" from these photos. That is exactly why photos are so important. I love this as a way to use photos to brainstorm writing topics. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Marcie! Photos trigger so much!

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  6. What a lovely post. I graduated 10 years before you but those things were all familiar. What a diference to today I'm sure.

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  7. Visuals are so important. My roommate had the trunk at college that was our coffee table! Fun memories! No cell phones then - one pay phone at the end of the hall . . . wow! Thanks for the format! I see lots of possibilities!

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    1. It's hard to find a pay phone now! I am one of the last ones without a cell phone, I think! ;0)

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  8. What a wonderful prompt! I just stole it :) I spend so much time thinking about my images to showcase my posts, I am going to switch things around and investigate some photos.
    THanks...

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    1. Thank you! You have wonderful photos!

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  9. This post makes me want to go through my college pictures! Thinking about some posts like this for the March challenge. Thanks for the idea.

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    1. You will have fun! I look forward to reading your posts about your college days!

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  10. I love your list of things you remember. I'm especially intrigued by some - such as the broken heart and the message from God. As a side note - I LOVE that trunk, too. :)

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    1. Thank you for being here, Dana. Mmm...There are long stories connected to them. Wink!
      I know! Great trunk, eh?

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  11. What a joy to reflect ... and look at all that you remembered from those two photos. I know you love your photographs and I'm amazed by your memory too!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. I do love photos...since I was little with my own pocket camera! Ha-ha!

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  12. The picture capturing all the tech that's changed ...and love the pics and the dorm room memories...so sweet!

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    1. Thanks, Amy! <3
      Technology has changed so much, eh?

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  13. LOVED THIS!!! I am so thankful and blessed to have had you and Wendy there for my first year! It is amazing how a picture can sweep you right back in time and open the floodgate of memories!

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    1. Oh Christine! How great to hear from you! I can remember standing by the entrance of my dorm, waiting for you and Wendy to come along for lunch! It was a sweet treat every day!

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