Thursday, May 28, 2009
Gone Smithin' - Class of '99
10 year college reunion = good memories. The many traditions of Smith College are the backbone of the school and whenever I return to campus they are the things that really stand out to me. I usually forget about them until I step foot on the beautiful grounds and begin to think about all the powerful and influential women who are Smithies. The school, the women, the faculty, the students, the programs, the feeling of Smith - it is all very inspiring.
It was appropriate for me to be there for a long weekend because I really needed it. I needed the inspiration, the love and the feeling of home. I've recently been dealing with failure and insecurity and a little bit of worthlessness that creeps into my consciousness every once in awhile. As much as the acomplishments of some Smithies can be daunting I find that the sense of community overcomes all inferiorities. To me, Smithies inspire.
The Ivy Day Parade -
Class of '44:
Class of '59
Class of '84
Class of '99
That's the commemcement speaker Tammy Baldwin '84 - First openly gay WI Congresswoman (see her WAY up there...our zoom is broken, sigh)
Hot Tubbing (ok, well, that's our new tradition) -
Illumination Night -
Class Photo -
We had such a good time that by the end B was an honorary alumna and she took the role very seriously.
Journal of a Smithie