3rd floor of the Sanford Hall
dormitory was coed. There were some
private rooms, but most everybody had one roommate. Of the same
sex, I might add, although most people usually had "unofficial"
roommate (i.e. your roommates girlfriend or boyfriend). It was
quite commonplace to see girls walking around in bathrobes with
curlers in their hair. It was also quite common to see one
roommate hanging out the door talking on the phone to his girlfriend/her
boyfriend. Back then, nobody had even heard of cordless phones.
Each room had one phone. The cords were long, so you could step
outside the room and stand back away from the door for
more privacy. You could even close the door on the cord if you
A very large football lineman lived next to Bob and I (Kent D.).
His claim to fame were the huge greater-than-a-foot long turds
(I kid you not) he deposited in the toilet and left for everyone
to admire (ugh!). One night he was hanging out his door talking
to his girlfriend. Down the hall a ways, Janie was hanging out
her door talking to her boyfriend. Janie was a bit of an
dorm rooms did not have bathrooms. Each floor had two male and
two female bathrooms/shower rooms for common use. Janie frequently
made the trip to the bathroom wearing only a towel. Now, with
just a towel wrapped around her, she was standing outside her
room talking on the phone.
As Kent watched from down the hall, Marilyn, Janie's roommate, snatched
Janie's towel from her, slammed the door shut, and locked it. Kent watched wide
eyed as the totally nude Janie banged on the door and yelled at Marilyn
to let her in. Then Janie suddenly turned and looked around only to see
Kent watching wide-eyed from
outside his door. So she sprinted down
the hall around the
corner to the safety of the womens bathroom.