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When It’s Time to Grow Up

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From one of my senior students …


All around town, the preparations begin.

Making our houses seem livable means hours of throwing out the mountains of trash that have accumulated, sweeping filthy floors, and cleaning rooms with care, tucking contraband out of sight.

We must face the sinks full of dishes growing strange-colored, spongy mold. A toilet brush and some bleach make no impact on the neglected bathrooms we must deal with. My roommate spends a few hours sifting through the layers of flotsam and jetsam that obscure his bedroom floor. He comes out red-faced, sweating and swearing.

We are all getting ready.

The parents are coming.

Yes, that charming yearly event where our loved ones are invited to come visit and see how we live. As a freshman, it was exciting to show your parents around campus and nice to get a break from eating at the dining hall. As a senior, it’s a little different…

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Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

September 26, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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