Dear Friend,

Here I am, “working” in Common Grounds trying to do multiple things at once. Ruth Toliver is here talking about the history of African Americans in the Shenandoah Valley, particularly in Harrisonburg.  I’m also in the process of going over my sociology presentation for tomorrow so that I can make sure the power point slides I send to my group members aren’t riddled with spelling inaccuracies and non-relevant information. I’m loving, however, the great wealth of information this woman has stored up in her brain. Well, she’s wrapping things up, so I’m off to the rest of my work! Have a great evening… and to those of you who are fellow college students, don’t stress out!!!

Love, Mandi Jo