In 1961, an incoming freshman moved into Agnew Hall on the campus of Fort Hays State University. Eventually, she was set
up on a blind date with another freshman, and the two married a few years later. Thus, begins the story of my parents.
growing up, I loved when they talked about their college days; back then women had to wear dresses/skirts, were expected dine
altogether in the main hall, and they must return to Agnew before curfew at 9 p.m. Of course, my parents were like other traditional
students of today and rebelled against some of these rules. (Here's how "wild" my mom was: she would sneak to her
bedroom the fried chicken bones to finish off after dinner - it was believed proper young ladies should only eat what a knife
and fork could get and she thought this was such a waste of good chicken! Wilder times had her sneaking back into the residence
hall closer to 10 p.m. - that is, if they could find someone to keep open the back door to get inside.)
years ago, Agnew Hall was torn down because it no longer met standards. Today, a new Agnew Hall, which incorporates 4-bedroom
suites, was dedicated during the FHSU Homecoming ceremonies, with a ribbon cutting event hosted by the Chamber. After 51 years
of my parents' first meeting, I was pleased to be a part of a new memory that will influence future generations to come.