#ThrowbackThursday: Mack Hall

By D.J. Byrnes on March 13, 2014 at 11:32 am

From the UDHCMH Tumblr:

It’s a snowy Thursday night, January 29, 1925. Mary is writing her friend or sister Beatrice back home in tiny Beaver, Ohio in Pike County. She talks about the heavy snow, her cold, and student teaching at Northwood Elementary. A mutual friend has gotten a radio. She’s looking forward to a fudge party Saturday and a blind date with a friend’s frat brother next Friday. She asks Beatrice to send her silk dress for the date.

"Here is a picture of your home for next winter," she tells incoming student Beatrice.

Mary loves Ohio State and Mack Hall and all her friends there but graduation is near and Mary’s a little sad about it. “I wish I had 4 years before me, like you do.”

This is something to which I can relate. Every time I see bright-eyed teens leading their parents around Kroger, racking up the free groceries, I just want to corner them and scream "CHERISH IT, STAY AS LONG AS YOU CAN" like Billy Madison

I definitely wouldn't trade 2014 for 1925, though.

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