So you forwarded me some Oauchita (I have to sing the alma mater to spell it even still) facebook lady’s email that today we’re supposed to blog about our memories. What a fun idea. I guess I kinda have always shied away from staking any claims to old OBU because I only attended there one year. But really, I shouldn’t feel that way, that was such an important year of my life, I mean, freshman year is such a rite of passage. It was my first taste of freedom, of truly making my own choices (even though I high tailed it home almost every weekend). I remember feeling the most alone and the most surrounded all at the same time. It was the first time I’d seen anyone my own age truly living for God in ways that I didn’t know existed. Such a cool experience.
OK, my memories in a nutshell:
the cafeteria, Walt’s place, jokes about the cat that used to hang out and where is it now? laughing over meals with friends. eating lots of waffles and soft serve on kiddie cones
when i was there was when Nickel and Dime were starting out I guess you could say. I thought it was earth shattering that I knew them and that other people around the state knew who they were!
when I was a little girl I adored the “Ouachitones”, the women’s singing group and when I made it to college getting to see their leader in the halls of the music building, very cool!
working in financial aid with some of the neatest women, one in particular was so mothering she should have gotten paid extra
deciding that maybe i wasn’t cut out to be a music teacher/ band director, or whatever the heck I thought I would do with a music degree. i was in the wrong place but it took a little while to figure that out, a short little while i guess
marching band after never having marched before because my high school didn’t have football (gasp!), but that’s neither here nor there.
camping at Lake Degray several times with my family after said marching at games. great memories of the last couple of years with Dad.
pledging Chi Delta. need i say more? I giggle to think you were a EEE…. ha ha!
So, your memories should be even more, do tell, please!