My first semester I lived on my chapters floor. I hated EVERY second of it. They drove me nuts! They wanted me to keep my door open all of the time, do everything with them, blah blah blah. I had nothing in common with them at all. The second semester I got the chance to move to the 1st floor which was the "community" floor, meaning various girls from various sororities. Our sorority had just gotten some new members, and one of them lived on the community floor. She was a tall, thin re head....a ball of fire. Her name was Allison, and she would turn out to be one of my best friends.
Allison was from Bay Minette, AL. Which was about 30 minutes from me. She hated the sorority as much as I did. We never did anything with them, and got fined all of the time for not doing what we were supposed to do. Everyday we would go back to our dorm room, make some Toaster Strudels and watch Golden Girls...this was our routine! After that first year we moved out of the dorms and into an apartment, I had mine and Allison had hers.
When I wasn't watching Golden Girls...I was at the Kate Hubbard house, also known as the Interior Design Studio. Which would be my second home for the next 4 years.Our Interior Design class was fairly small. They could only take so many students per class. I think that there were around 25 or so in my class. I spent every day, all day long, every week of four years with these people. It was inevitable that some of us would become life long friends. Today, seven years after graduating from Southern Miss, two of those girls are still me best friends...Katherine and Tara. I still talk to most of my class, but these two are very near and dear to me. Allison had a different major, but through me....we all became very good friends. We hung out at night, on the weekend, went on trips together and shared a lot of good times as well as bad times. We all went to England one summer to study abroad, and it was the best 8 weeks of my life. We had such a blast. We still laugh about things that happened there. Allison was with me when I fell down the Eiffel Tower. After graduation I came back to Mobile, Katherine moved back home to Jackson, Mississippi. Allison lived a few places before settling down in Jackson, Mississippi. She married a guy from there, and that's where they stayed. Tara moved back home to Tupelo, MS. I think about them all the time. I miss them so much. They live around 3+ hours from me, well Tara lives about 5+ hours from me. I hardly ever get to see them, but I do talk to them. They all 3 have children, and it is the craziest thing to me. Sometimes I feel like they are just baby sitting when I am around them....and they are....but permanently! This past weekend I was fortunate enough to get to spend time with Allison and Katherine. Katherine got married. I stayed with Katherine Friday night, and then with Allison Saturday night.