This past weekend my wife and I were in Baltimore for my friend’s wedding reception. Devin is one of the few people I still communicate with from undergrad. He was one of my groomsmen for our wedding. He and his wife did a destination wedding in Jamaica last December. Though it would have been a great time traveling to the Caribbean, Monica and I weren’t able to go. The stateside celebration was a great opportunity to come show our love and support for their new union.
Monica and I planned to arrive a little early to take a look at the campus; an impromptu reunion if you will. Although it was night, we could see drastic changes. The new student center, Engineering buildings, and off-campus housing made me a tad envious of the current students. But much of the old charm remained. Like Soper Library. I’m guessing it’s abandoned now, or at least being used for a different purpose. One of the peculiar features of this building was while the elevator buttons allowed you to select floors B-10, the building only had 4 floors. Soper Library is special because this is where Monica and I had our first “date” 15 years ago (wow; can’t believe I just typed that). And then there was the Refectory. Many a meal was had here, as well as heated debates on topics ranging from who had the better diss track?: Nas or Jay-Z, to Operation Iraqi Freedom. As we drove through campus, all these forgotten memories came rushing back. I constantly amazed at how the mind just stores these things for what seems like forever, only to recall them at a moments notice.
The reception was pleasant; glad to welcome Devin as his bride into the fellowship of the ring.