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37 Years and 6 Universities

I started college at Oregon State University, way back in 1977 . Now, 37 years and six universities later, I have finally earned my Bachelor’s degree. Done, finis, no more! This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, including childbirth. At least in childbirth, it’s over in a day, you have a gorgeous baby to hold in your arms, and you forget the pain enough to have another one. Raising those children goes in waves of wonderful highs and worrying lows, but overall brings great joy. College, on the other hand, is a sometimes enjoyable, always relentless, seemingly never-ending effort that costs a whole lot of money! For me, it included: 1977-79: two years at OSU in Elementary Education. I was young, single, and my whole life revolved around college – no problem. Get married, stop college to work and earn my PHT (Put Hubby Thru). Two music classes at … Continue reading

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