i always read the news during lunch. since i came back from maternity leave, i have been bringing my lunch most days. today, however, i got one of my favorite things: a veg out bagel sandwich from einstein's.
so over my bagel, i was reading some of the follow-up stories to monday's shooting at virginia tech. the one i just read was about how the whole town of blacksburg is mourning. my granddaddy went to virginia tech, and though the connection is not direct, i feel like i have one somehow.
the story talked about a board on the drill field in the center of campus that has photos of the dead, and long memorials written. there are also things written about the school itself. one of them said this:
"The Lord is a Hokie — why else would the leaves change to orange and maroon?"