Who would ever think...? Several nights ago I was reading Maurice's blog and I clicked on comments. There was a young woman commenting and I clicked on her name to see where it would lead me. It lead me here. I read her profile and found out she is from Mississippi (yea!) and is a HUGE Mississippi State fan! My roommate in college was a HUGE Mississippi State fan! So I begin reading a couple of her blogs and their comments. Well, one guy seemed pretty funny so I clicked on him to read about his blog. As I read I saw part of an entry that talked about a NEMCC reunion. He also mentions Tupelo and Baldwin. I stared at that for a minute and thought, "Tupelo, Mississippi, Baldwin, MS." NEMCC stands for Northeast Mississippi Community College, located in Booneville, Mississippi. I went there for my first year of college, in 1972-73, when it was Northeast Mississippi Jr. College. I left a comment stating that and how my grandmother had been from Booneville. I return to his blog the next day and he mentions his aunt, Eudora Kent, who was teaching English during the time that I was there. I took English from his aunt my second semester. My first semester I had Vessie Ferrel for English and she retired at the end of the 1st semester, hence, my moving over to Mrs. Kemp's English class.
I have chuckled over how small this world is. Who would have ever thought that I would link on to a stranger's blog, then link to another and find someone related to my college English prof in a relatively small town of Booneville (which has probably grown considerably since I was last there over 30 years ago).
It was a great town! My dad was stationed at Colorado Springs, CO after leaving Germany. We came back to the US on the SS United States....a big ocean liner, in the middle of December. My dad was going to go to Stillwater, OK to finish up his BS while we (the fam) stayed with my grandmother in Booneville. I went to school in Booneville for one semester before moving to Colorado Springs.
My highschool was huge back then, over 4000 students and I was just a number. A very shy young girl who turned kind of rebellious. The summer before I graduated I went on a trip with my girlfriend, Chris, next door to visit her grandmother. Chris' mom, Chris and I drove up to Fairbanks, Minnesota and stayed a week. It was such a beautiful small town on a lake with lots of trees. I thought about how much I enjoyed the pace of a small town. So, when I was trying to decide about where to go to college, and not knowing what I wanted to do exactly, but knowing that I wanted to get f---a----r away, I thought about NEMJC.
So, I ended up there, rooming with my best friend from that last semester of 5th grade. I was able to see and visit my grandmother often. And, I made it up to visit my aunts and uncles in Memphis, TN. It was a great year! One where I came to know the Lord. Booneville holds many dear memories for me!