|Shorter University - where Lindsay and I met and was educated in all things biologically related.|
Now fast forward. After getting back to college Lindsay pursued me and we eventually went on a date to a skating rink. This was the start of a college tradition - almost every week we went to the skating ring for our date (along with DQ after church on Sunday nights), and Lindsay eventually learned how to skate properly - and she still has the scars to prove how much work she put into impressing me with her skating skills.
I officially asked Lindsay out at about 2am on October 14th 1998 after talking to her for hours trying to get up the courage. The previous few hours were spent at the spot in the photo below - although the stairs use to go down all the way - evidently some renovations have taken place since our college experience.
|I remember talking a LOT about my dog Rusty - who was the best dog ever - a collie - just like Lassie, only better.|
|"I thought you'd never ask...in front of my dorm...at 2am"|
|Rome Hall - where all the science geeks hung out. Lots of 4 hour long labs AFTER classes were over. I'm just thankful I'm still alive after a semester or two of Organic Chemistry Labs - not a favorite of mine.|
|The bushes have grown up since we were there. She said "yes" to my marriage proposal right on that porch.|
|Specifically right here...minus the plants.|
|The view is a little smaller now thanks to all the trees getting so big. Back then you could see out over Rome. It was very romantic...just like me.|
Oh, but no blog about Shorter would be complete without a picture of MY dorm - Roberts. I was too afraid to go in when I visited last week as I didn't want to smell the smell of a guy's dorm. It is not a pretty thing. But I did spend 4 years in this building - and several times I had to climb through the window of the second floor balconey to get to my room, which was beside the main room, because my roommates had left our room and locked the door while I was in the shower - so, yes, I was climbing through the window wearing just a towel. But that is also a story for another blog.
This was where I spent my early, early mornings after Lindsay and I got back from skating. Curfew was at 2am on the weekends. So, after sitting on the steps of Hazel (Lindsay's dorm) I would walk back to Roberts and play video games until the very wee hours of the morning (and by video games, I mean either wrestling or Resident Evil).
|My room was to the left of the doors on the second floor balcony.|
|I remember this being green several times over the years...and filled with bubbles...|
Until next time,