My baby went to McKendree University, which was 63 miles west of us, for 4 years before he graduated and he just turned 29 on June 9 and is moving away to Olney, Illinois, which is about the same distance northeast of us, on July 15. So I can relate.
Happy birthday to your daughter and I hope she likes SEMO. My son considered going there as he was offered a Governor's Scholarship. 1332 days ago