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.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.
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.
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)