Sunday, October 22, 2006

Lazy Sunday

Yesterday was another beautiful Saturday, just perfect for Homecoming at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. Years ago when I attended school here, it was a 'school of last resort'. Few actually chose to go to then Glassboro State College, unless, like me, you wanted to go to an excellent teacher's college. Since I planned to be a teacher, I lived at home and went there...and loved my time there. My only regret is that I couldn't live on campus and have the full experience of "college life". Fast forward 23 years to now and Glassboro State College is now Rowan University. It is now a "first choice school", especially if you plan to major in engineering. My son applied to 2 schools when it was time...Clemson and Rowan. Accepted at both for business (now he's a PR major), he decided that Rowan was the school for him...it was closer to home, less expensive and gave him the old time college campus feel that he was looking for. He loves it there too. We drove down for the Homecoming Parade yesterday and had a wonderful time with him. His fraternity (TKE) built a float, so after a parent's reception in the new Education building, we watched the parade from our son's porch. The picture above is of Bunce Hall, the first building built at the school. Ironically, it was built facing with its back to the main street...they thought they would build the rest of the campus so Bunce looked out over it. But when land became available it was behind this building...so it looks at a college green and nothing else. I loved sitting on the steps of this building on fall days, talking with friends...

Since many of you have expressed a continued interest in my "Women of the Bible Quilt", here is this past week's block. It was for Rachel and I paper pieced it. This week is Leah and it is applique. Thank you for all of your kind words...these blocks are more of a challenge for me than I thought they'd be! You're all helping to keep me motivated.

If you are so inclined, please say a prayer for my 16 year old daughter. She's having a biopsy done tomorrow of one of her inguinal lymph nodes. The doctor doesn't feel it's serious, but wants to give us peace of mind over it. Thank you.

Oh...I've been trying to leave comments on blogs, but blogger won't let me...so please don't think I'm ignoring you if you haven't heard from me! :o) And thanks for the tomato suggestions. I left them in a bowl on my counter and they're ripening faster than I can eat them!

8 comments:

Carol said...

Carolyn...your daughter will certainly be in my prayers...I'll send up and extra one for you as well. Take care

Anonymous said...

A. I had the same college experience & have the same regrets...

B. Are you in the WOTB yahoo group? (I am still a member, but only lurked - never started the project, but wanted the inspiration - just in case.)

C. I hope your daughter is o.k. - I had some lymph nodes removed at just about her age - mine were always swolen and caused great distress.

Gail said...

Boy that building looks just like the main admin bldg on the quad at Trenton State College, my alma mater. We won't say how long ago that was, but TSC is now something else, too. U of NJ or something. Prayers for your daughter.

Jeanne said...

I'll keep your daughter in my thoughts and prayers.
Jeanne

Laurie Ann said...

I too wish I had lived on campus when I went to college. At least for a year. Oh well. I like the Rachel block!

Patti said...

Prayers coming your way for all of your family.

Norma said...

Sorry to hear about your daughter. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

Enjoy those tomatoes! They will be gone soon enough.

Screen Door said...

Our prayers are with your daughter. I love the block.