45 and Counting
1965. A year like 2010 in one way–New Year’s Day fell on Friday. Hence, I returned to Forney Hall on the University of Idaho campus Sunday afternoon, January 3rd, in preparation for classes Monday morning. Little did I suspect that a phone call that evening would change the course of my life.
I lived with roommates in suites on the third (and topmost) floor of the dorm. We had a bathroom with showers and toilets at our end of the corridor. The girls at the far end had a bath tub which we shared. The only phone for some 40 of us occupied a small booth at their end. A chalk board on the wall held messages which we checked often. (MCWCB remains forever ingrained in my mind…man called, will call back.)
So it was that a girl from the far end of the hall knocked on my room door that Sunday evening and announced, “Man calling.”