Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Back in Time - Graduation 1973

Rosa & Nancy S.
June 1973
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY
I recently found the photos of my graduation from the University of Wyoming: BA in Education with a double major - Language Arts and Theater.   Was I really ever that young and with dark hair?

Mom came to Laramie, WY for the ceremony, held in the UW Field House. Since I was the only one in my immediate family to attend college, this was a special occasion for her and for me.

Nancy
June 1973
BA - School of Education
Charlotte T. and Nancy S.
June 1973
Charlotte (aka Charlie) and her sister Ruth were my roommates the last year and a half at the UW.  Charlie was a lot of fun and petite: note my height in the photo with my Mom and the one with Charlie. The first year that we roomed together, our apartment was near "Stink Lake" about a mile north of campus. The "lake" had some sort of algae that smelled disgusting in the spring. The summer I graduated, Charlie, Ruth and I lived in a small house across the street from the UW Classroom Building; thus, a much shorter walk to classes. That summer, I lived in the attic of the little house and enjoyed the isolation, as it gave me a perfect place to practice my lines for the Summer Theater productions.

After graduation, Mom and I drove to Wheatland, WY to look for an apartment, as I would begin teaching Language Arts, Drama, and Forensics in Wheatland that August. The apartment I found was in the basement of an elderly lady's house, and I lived there a year, but I taught in Wheatland for six years and lived in two apartments, a house, and a house trailer.

8 comments:

  1. I'll have to share my 1976 college graduation photo with you - very similar. Isn't it fun to go down memory lane once in awhile?

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  2. Your smile says it all:) Old pictures tells a story for sure.

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  3. I can imagine how proud your mom must have felt at your college graduation. Such a wonderful accomplishment and happy event!

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  4. I love when you share your stories with us Nancy. It is college graduation time isn't it? I did not want to go to my ceremony but my parents and husband sort of insisted. I did not like the program I had attended and would have preferred them mail me the paper. I can't say I am glad I went. It was long, hot and impersonal. Our Nurse Pinning ceremony on the campus lakefront chapel was much more meaningful to me.

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  5. I can't imagine living in a basement. LOL Our basement in Pennsylvania only had teeny tiny windows at the very top of the wall. Here in Florida, you'd be hard pressed to FIND a basement.

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  6. Great old photo! What fun to look back on old photos:)

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  7. What a fun peek into this exciting time! Yes, you were that young, and beautiful (some things never change) and it was only yesterday. I often find myself wondering how time flies so quickly. College graduation is such an exciting time...adventure lies ahead!

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