Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA, June 2017

Seacobeck Hall and the University Center.


This Seaco-rabbit (lower left) outside Seacobeck Hall was one of many overrunning campus this past Tuesday. Between them and the myriad groundhogs, it was like an invasion, or at least “Soylent Green” meets “Night of the Lepus.” Were these the secret ingredient for Rose Room’s delicious cheeseburgers?  (Seacobeck Dining Hall was the school’s cafeteria — and one of the places where I worked — when I attended in the early 1990’s.)

I’m lucky the rabbits things weren’t so omnipresent when I was a student. I would have inevitably spent many hours trying to catch one, so I could bring it in for a “Waiter, there’s a hare in my soup” joke.






Here’s the spot facing College Avenue where I would relax after working a shift — eating Rose Room cheeseburgers and fries.  All jokes aside, we had a really decent head chef back in the day.  The food was often quite good.



The ravine beneath the Seacobridge is almost entirely invisible under Spring growth.



Chandler Hall (where I took both my psychology and my writing classes) was razed years ago.  In its place is the gigantic “University Center.”  There is still an interior “Chandler Ballroom.”






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