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Memories Of Princeton

My recent trip to Mercer County (New Jersey) became a tour of my former stomping grounds. We visited my favorite hang outs, drove through familiar streets, visited a park I frequented and walked through the college I attended, which I will feature at a later post.

I moved from Hawaii to Jersey because I was given a full scholarship to study Humanities at a college there. My scholarship required me to live with a host family in Princeton. I was welcomed and embraced by a couple in their 60s and two sons who were Princeton students at that time. I was so happy I had an instant second family in Princeton. To this day, I cherish the moments I've spent with this family, as they showered me with love and care during my stay with them. I think this is why Princeton will always have a special place in my heart. As an update about my host family, the husband passed away. I still communicate with Kit, the wife. The two boys have their own families now and are both medical doctors.

Although I did have a wonderful host family, there are times I missed my own family. In times like these, I take a walk and explore Princeton. So today, walk with me as I reminisce good memories of this beautiful place I used to call home.

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I love the architecture and design of this shop located at Nassau St.
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Nassau Hall, Princeton University.
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Tower of Nassau Hall.
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The university chapel.
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Entry way to East Pyne.
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The Cleveland Tower.
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A view from one of the buildings.
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I took this photo at the Tiger Park Memorial for Edgar Palmer. It didn't occur to me until I was looking at the photos on my computer that there are three famous names I recognize on there. Look for them.

Comments

  1. Princeton looks so charming. It has a very old-world feel to it. Very beautiful. I recognise Brooke Shields and Chris Reeves. Not sure who the other famous person is.

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  2. It is very healthy for our souls to go back to old haunts. :) I'm glad you were able to do that.

    Btw who is Edgar Palmer?

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  3. what a wonderful story! i would love to have experienced that also...studying somewhere else and staying with a foster family. :)

    thanks for sharing your pics!

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  4. I love the post Kayni. Feel na feel ko ang pagka-miss mo sa families mo. =)

    At ang ganda ng Princeton, napaka-picturesque.

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  5. @ Loree, There's also Queen Noor of Jordan and Wayne Rogers of Mash.

    @ Daphne, Mr. Palmer graduated from Princeton and was heir to a Zinc company in NJ.

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  6. beautiful and intricate architecture..

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