Saturday, October 2, 2010

Mom's Weekend at Alpha Gam/Truman

It was family weekend at Truman State, and the streets were crowded with visitors bustling between the dorms and activities.  Meggar and I started at the Alpha Gam Pledge Cookout, hosted by a local alum, for lunch.  Great weather for grilling out and meeting the other freshmen pledges, including roommate Erin's parents from St. Louis.  Then I bumped into my own pledge sister from K-State-- Patty Neal who married Neil Brockschmidt and now is the mom of lovely Emma.  She and I talked for the longest time about Pi Phi sisters we could remember.  After that, I was happy to have Meggar mostly to myself.  We talked while strolling through the flea market and craft stalls in downtown Kirksville. We ended up buying a 60s groovy shirt and heels for her upcoming party plus an Alpha Gam sticker for her car.  Next was mass at the Newman Center, followed by supper with the McCanns.  Later, Meggar pleaded from some more snacks for her room (in addition to the brownies, apple bars, and poppy seed muffins I baked and brought?!) so we stocked up at HyVee before saying "good bye" again.  I hate driving away from Truman, but my heart appreciates the renewed closeness between mother and daughter. (Sorry, no photo.)

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