Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Finding a fit
After the disappointment L experienced at Point Park, this weekend was a blessing. She liked the head of the jazz department at ECU and she likes the campus. She also said that she was excited about having a real college experience as opposed to the more singular experience of a small conservatory.
She and I attended a football game, ECU vs Marshall. It was homecoming weekend so there was a big crowd. The pirates won in overtime, making for an exciting game. At one point she hugged me and said "We'll be pirates together, mom!"
My grandmother, my daddy's mama, went to school at ECU when it was East Carolina Teacher's college, probably 1917. She stayed in the same dorm that L wants to stay in, Cotton. My step-mother went there and stayed in Cotton. My aunt went there and stayed in Cotton. And last, but not least, I went there.
My daddy is so excited that she wants to go to ECU. It's only about thirty minutes from where he lives and when we visited him at the rehab center she told him that she would come and visit him often. Even though it's four and a half hours away, it doesn't seem so far when it's so close to my girlhood home.