Thursday, September 27, 2018

Strange Things Around the House #3

I worked full time, and went to school part time and worked my way through earning a college degree at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.  If you do it right, earning your bachelors degree can be the best 10 years of your life.  

Rollins draws an interesting student body.  For years it was a place that New England aristocracy could send the not quite ready for Harvard sons and daughters.  In my class we had a Hilton, a Vallasic, and the son of the chairmen of the board of NCL. We joked that it was easy to tell the student parking lot from the faculty parking lot.  The student lot was filled with BMWs, Porsches, Mercedes, and Range Rovers, the faculty lots was filled with 10 year old Hondas and Toyotas (I bought three new Honda Accords while I was there.)  

The traditional graduation gifts were a Rolex and a new Porsche.  On the way to commencement my father stopped at Toys are Us, and bought me a Porsche.  It is a treasure.  


  1. My father told me if I went to a SUNY school, he’d pay for all. If I went to CUNY, free at the time, he’d buy me a car. My brother thought that meant an orange Porsche. It didn’t. So I went away to school!

  2. Mitchell you mean you passed on the opportunity to have a new Pinto?

  3. I got a pinto when I graduated high school; my "parents" had a death wish for me.

    for college I don't think I got anything. I like your porsche.

  4. The car looks small it really practical anymore?

    1. Tsk, tsk, Maddie, Porsches are never practical no matter the size.

  5. Your father seems to have had a marvelous sense of humor.