This week I have traveled with my oldest daughter to two different universities. She will be a high school senior this coming school year, so, as hard as it is to believe, it is already time for her to be considering where to attend college. So many memories — in my case, of Indiana University (IU).
So, here I am, having just moved into Willkie Dorm at IU in August 1983. Notice the Charles and Diana posted framed above the bed (my roommate’s grandma famously asked, when she saw it, “Is that your aunt and uncle?” Ohhh … how I wished …).
You can’t miss the now-vintage black phone on the wall with the dangly cord, and I spy several of my favorite stuffed animals on the bed, and my jewelry box to the left. And ah, the tan that I so coveted at the time appears to have been mine. I remember — and loved — that terrycloth shorts set.
It was fun to visit a dorm room yesterday (we were fortunate to get a private tour thanks to our old neighbor girl), and to see that not a whole lot has changed.
What memories do you have of your college dorm room?