Me and my girlfriends at Southeastern Bible College back in 1976, these pics are out of the yearbook. That’s me on the right, in case you can’t tell. I thought I was Farrah. We had some good times, but oh my, this seems like another lifetime ago. I guess it was really.
Coming out of class, didn’t we look happy to be free?! And young, oh so young. Wish I could have a talk with my 19 year old self and tell her what to look for down the road. Unfortunately, we don’t have the luxury of foresight.
There are new fountains, prolific landscaping, and jazz music piped throughout the campus. What a change! We had none of that.
And as my cousin Howie told me…all the trees are big now. I didn’t realize what he meant until I walked in the middle of what used to be just grass and some spindly trees. Then I got it!
It’s a beautiful campus and I hope the students appreciate it. They probably don’t have any idea of the humble beginnings.
I have a picture somewhere of this lobby after all of us girls rolled it with toilet paper. It’s a lot prettier than it was back then.
All the dorms have been remodeled.
And what used to be orange groves on one end of the campus is now new dorms and an aquatic center.
This is Dr. Mark Rutland, the President of Southeastern. I have heard him preach for many years at Mt. Paran Church of God in Atlanta, so said hello to him as he was going in for lunch and asked to take a picture. He was very gracious and asked me to stand in with him. He is the reason for all the many improvements to the college and has been President for 10 years now. Great man of God!
My cousin, Billy R, was a professor for 27 years at the school and he was with me that day showing me around. He retired 10 years ago and was a very favorite teacher for a lot of students over the years. We ate lunch in the restaurant and it was great.
I will definitely go back and eat here again. They open the doors for anyone who wants to eat here, just like a restaurant and the prices are fantastic. Food stations galore with salad bar, hamburger & fries, deli sandwiches, and 2 hot food areas, as well as a beverage station and desserts. Talk about fun! I had a slice of veggie pizza, salad, and pasta with chicken and eggplant on the side. And I didn’t show you dessert. It was yummy….have you figured out yet that I really like to eat?? I do.
And one night we got together with all my mom’s relatives near Plant City for an old-fashioned fish fry. We crammed in all we could in 3 short days. This is my cousin, Billy’s orange tree. He lives in the middle of an orange grove.
Foliage and birds are everywhere. There was a nice breeze blowing off the water.
Is this an egret? I don’t know my birds that well. I needed my hubby around, he knows birds.
Now, these…I’m sure these are ducks. We have those in Alabama too. 🙂
And a few little shacks alongside the lake.
Not bad, huh?