Are you coming home?
In a move that no doubt necessitated a re-interpretation of the Charter, and some calls to the Queen, the Homecoming Parade is now on Friday afternoon.
I’m not sure how to react as I have never been to the parade before. It was always on Saturday, at some sort of inappropriate college hour, such as 9am. Needless to say, we will be at the parade tomorrow and Sophia told me she is excited about putting Elmo in his Emory t-shirt.
But what I am more excited about is…The Block Party – a Block Party which actually encompasses MY BLOCK!
A few weeks ago we got a letter from the Alumni Society inviting us to a Community Meeting to discuss the implications of said Block Party for residents. Don’t think for a minute that I wasn’t at that meeting. And don’t think that I didn’t eagerly express my excitement for this event and was about to put in a request to have a sorority construct a float in my front yard, when I had to flee because the girls were eating all the treats and tripping over the projecter wires. I’m hopeful for next year.
Here are some highlights for the rest of the weekend:
10:00 Department Open Houses (If you’re not like me and can count on running into your old Professors at the dentist, stop by and say hello!)
11:00 Children’s Carnival on Alumni House Lawn. (There will be inflatables, enough said.)
3:30 Football Game (self-explanatory)
8:00 Saturday Night Bash in Sunken Gardens (Sounds magical)
7:00 Sunrise Service at the Wren.
How beautiful does that sound? How impossible would it be for me to get there? The WrenChapel seats 120…will it fill up at 7am? I want to go.
Somewhere in there are shows and tailgates that I will try to make it to in between all of my Secret Society Reunions.
Love the energy of this weekend. Love living in the middle of celebrations and reunions. Love, for three days a year, not being the only one with a stroller on campus.
Hope to see you around!
I grabbed the graphic from the WM Alumni webpage…by crediting and linking, I’m gratefully avoiding an honor violation.