This is among the last ‘first day of school’ shots that I took of Julia. Hamilton College, moving in day, Julia’s room was on the first floor. It was small and would house three freshman. There was a single and two bunkbeds. The second to arrive, Julia claimed the ‘lower.’ She and one of her roommates remain friends to this day. I can’t say whether her mom and I were more nervous for Julia than she. Julia’s been away to camp and I guess that made the separation easier. Cellphones were in use but the internet and Skype were still getting going. AOL and IM friends were the thing. Facebook had not been invented. And the first month cellphone bill was for about 800 minutes. Fortunately we were on the unlimited plan. When you think back and realize that this was about ten years ago, doesn’t it seem so long ago?