I'm a graduate of Texas A&I University, now known as Texas A&M of Kingsville.
John and I met on this campus. We both began our freshman year in 1978. He was an engineering major; I was a business major. He lived off campus; I lived on campus. So even though our university was small, I guess it's not surprising that we didn't meet until the spring semester of our junior year.
We were both enrolled in a course called The Philosophy of Logic taught by Dr. Davidson. This class was not required by any major on campus. It was an elective course and we were probably lucky it made the cut that year. It was a small class, maybe a dozen students, and very informal. On the first day of class Dr. Davidson had us arrange our chairs in a circle and say a little something about ourselves by way of introduction.
John caught my eye that day, even though I already had a boyfriend. I remember him saying he was originally from Vermont, worked as a night dispatcher and was in a fraternity.
Later that semester my boyfriend and I broke up. It turned out to be a good thing, because I was then free to get to know John better. At the end of the semester he asked me out for the first time. And the rest, as they say, is history. It was not all smooth sailing, but it did end in happily ever after. We were married in 1984 and in May will celebrate 25 years of marriage.
This post would not be complete without a picture of me from my university days. I only wish I could have found a more flattering one. I'm front row, middle, in the white jacket.