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Heading to college in Iowa was different in 1961
Aug. 23, 2021 4:58 pm
As parents assist their sons and daughters packing up to head to college for their freshman year, they may not be aware that the task was quite different 60 years ago. I’ve told my sons and now my grandchildren my story many times over.
When I headed to Loras College in 1961, I packed a desk lamp, dictionary, typewriter and transistor radio. Apart from my toiletries, a laundry box for sending home and a few clothes, that was it. Times have changed.
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