A college roommate is coming to visit next week. I have been cranking songs that we used to dance to all week- you know, when music was music. I met my husband at college. We visited it this past summer. The campus was almost the same, but campus town was built up so much more! The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign was founded in 1867. Some of the classrooms have fireplaces in them. The architectural details are fabulous. Some of the steps are made of marble inspiring me to write the following poem:
Dip to the feet of time
It really is
Worth the climb.
Our university has a famous statue with the words, “To thy happy children of the future, those of the past send greetings.” I am proud to be one of those in the past sending greetings. As we posed to have our picture taken, we were surprised by the number of students on their phones by the statute. “Oh, Mom, they are just catching a Pokemon.” But it’s the statue…