Monday, April 16, 2007

Once a Hokie, always a Hokie...

I was really amazed today just how many people reached out to me to express their sadness...sympathy...outrage...something...at the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech. Frankly, I didn't know some of these people knew I ever went to Tech. After all...I am living on the opposite coast and it has been a while since I was there. Just a short while. Let me put it this way...I had quite the full head of hair back then (check out my 'do below). Nevertheless, I was touched by the outpouring of concern.

Of course, I also had this horrible feeling as I watched the video footage splashed across every news site. I knew that this small, simple place where I had spent five amazing years was no longer a secret just between me and my friends. Horrific things aren't supposed to happen at OUR Virginia Tech.

I hope that this media frenzy dies down quickly, so that we can pray for our fellow Hokies...and simpler times.

I thought I would share some old photos that I took during my freshman year...1986. This is truly the most beautiful campus anywhere.





4 comments:

Kim said...

great shots of campus John. I had many non-Tech friends call and ask me "are you all right?" Funny. We haven't been there in twenty years, but they still call to see how you are doing with the news. I think our June trip will be a bit more somber when we walk the drillfield.

BullBunky said...

Thanks, Kim. Everything always looked beautiful from our lofty Lee Hall windows :)

Buddy Tignor said...

:-) ...those were the days

Matthew Wilson said...

My alternate take on the tragedy

-- Matt