Dr. Bill

I am a fan of Emmitsburg, MD.

If you do not believe me, type in “Emmitsburg” in the search box in the upper, right hand corner of this page.

I spent four years there at Mt. St. Mary’s College….1978-1982.

Dr. Bill, from my 1980 yearbook.

Dr. Bill, from my 1980 yearbook.

I get back there 2-3 times a year and as I get older (I just learned that James Gandolfini died today and he is two years younger than me…I thought he was at least ten years older…fugghetaboutit)

I love that town.

As a biology and psychology major, I was a student of Dr. Bill Meredith. The school was/is small. I recall there were roughly only 1,400 students there then. Most of my classes were 30-35 students, some less. You got to know your professors; you spent time with them, you had a beer or two with them and with some of them, we sat around, smoking our pipes and solving problems.

The Terrace at The Mount.

The Terrace at The Mount.

Bill was just an easy guy to be around.

I believe I had Dr. Bill for a class almost each semester I was there…Biology, Botany, Anatomy & Physiology (1 & 2, I think) and genetics.

He was a storyteller and you just sensed that he loved what he was doing at that small, Catholic college in the Catoctin Mountains.

Today, I was browsing the Emmitsburg.net website and came across an article in his column called The Retired Ecologist and he calls it, Up the Winding Stair.

Take a minute and read this story…it is really good…see how he spins the web of the story, (pun intended) and ends it with a little suspense. Click on his link at the bottom of the page and you can find many more.

He is telling a story of looking out his window.

Thanks, Bill, for helping me become the storyteller I am today….part of the value of a liberal arts education.

Spes Nostra…Our Hope. (an old video taken at The Mount)

About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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