After a few days of preparation, Shirley and I began our journey to Lyons Hall. My sister-in-law, Diane, and her husband, Jack (ND ’69), made the trek to South Bend from River Forest, IL to help with our move. I am a bit uneasy with lifting items of some weight, a cautionary warning from my cardiologist, due to my open heart surgery in May.
We transferred three vehicles of items from our house to Lyons Hall and then began the task of stocking the apartment with all those incidentals such as towels, bedding, paper products, various toiletries and yes, shower tote. That ‘tote’ is something I never dealt with in my life. We spent a good deal of time at the nearest Bed, Bath and Beyond just wandering and buying. Four pairs of eyes made for a more productive buying session and provided some good-natured discussions about sheet colors which I did avoid due to my color blindness.
We returned Sunday to start the process of organizing. Shirley had selected some spreads from the Bookstore to place in the guest room and those spreads made a great addition. Shirley brought her mom and sister, Carol, and brother-in-law, Joe, over to the Hall for the first entertaining in our new surroundings.