Saturday, April 9, 2011
|Mortimer is ready to roll!|
The campus of Rollins College has always been beautiful, but much has been done to upgrade and update it in the last nineteen years. We were all a bit awestruck by that which we took for granted when we were living on campus every day. The weather was perfect! Cool enough to wear sleeves or jeans at night without being too warm, and warm enough to wear a sundress. Who could ask for more? The girls who flew in from the lands still snow-bound were in Heaven! It gave great opportunities for facebook posting to all of their jealous friends back home. One such post by a sister prompted a response from her colleague of, "Suck it, Sager!" She shared this with us as we lay out by the pool on Sunday afternoon (I was in the shade, thank you.) to our absolute delight! This prompted us to immediately adopt the expression as our own! People don't seem to get it when I use it here at home. I guess it's because they don't know who Sager is, but I do, and that is all that matters. Perhaps I need to say, "Suck it, Sister!" That works, but loses something in translation.
|The view from my chair poolside!|
|We Seven Sisters outside the Chi Omega house.|
We ate, we drank, we shopped, we tried on outfit after outfit, we looked at old photos, we laughed, we cried, we sang, we rediscovered each other and that which brought us together in the first place. As the time came for each of us to leave, we felt holes in the group of sisters that was left. One of my favorite moments was when the waitress brought us The Big Boat of sushi at Fuji Sushi, but one of our sisters had already gone home, and we were Six. I was so excited to eat sushi. My sweetheart is allergic to seafood, so we don't go out for sushi, and I forget how much I like it. When I do go out for it with friends, I am always challenged to remember which kinds are my favorite. I have never before been at a table that has had a boat of sushi! I was stunned! And then we ate every bite! It was brilliant! I was loving it, but we were missing our sister all at the same time.
|The Big Boat!|