COLLEGE By Frances M. McCrory-Meservy May 1962-July 1963
Choosing a major in college was a hard thing for me because I had so many interests. I loved architecture, bookkeeping, journalism and law. I also loved working in the library and encouraging people.
I chose bookkeeping because it was offered at an inexpensive credited business college and I could learn at my own pace. I did not realize that they stuck bookkeepers in little rooms by themselves were few people ever found them. I am a people person and discovered later that it would drive me crazy to be in a room by myself. I should have asked God what I should major in. I didn’t.
Even though I chose the wrong subject in college, I have used the accounting knowledge in every job I worked. It also came in handy when we owned a business, in every day life and in aiding others that needed help from setting up a budget to what is deductible on their income tax.
All my life I have depended on God’s promise that all things would work to my good.
All things means my mistakes, whatever the world throws my way and everything in between. My Lord has never failed to keep his promise. I would learn to depend on Jesus and his promises more and more as I embarked into the world away from my safe haven called home.
I moved into the dorm at Port Arthur College in Port Arthur, Texas on Sunday after I graduated from High School and started classes on Monday morning.
As I entered the dorm lobby, Bobby and I spotted each other. We had graduated from High School together and didn’t realize we would be going to the same college. We squealed and hugged each other. We wouldn’t be alone in a strange land anymore.
Bobbie is a strong Christian and a pleasure to be around.
We had only been in the dorm 2 hours when the office called Bobbie and I in. Seems there was a complaint that the housemother was serving the students bad food and they wanted our opinion. We told them we had no idea whether it was true or not because we had just moved in. Mr. Monroe (President of the College) thanked us for being honest and told us if we ever had a problem to let him know.
About two months later, the cook came into the cafeteria and quietly warned us not to eat the food. She said the hot dogs were green and the housemother had insisted that she just add a lot of chili so no one would know the difference.
I picked up my plate and walked over to Mr. Monroe’s office. I sat it on his desk and asked if he would like to taste test it. Then, I told him what the cook said. He told me to go back to the cafeteria and tell everyone to go eat at the hamburger joint across the street and he would see to it that we had an exceptional supper the next night.
While we were eating across the street, he fired the housemother and had her moved out by the time we got back. He had a real sweet lady take her place that night. She was supposed to be temporary but ended up staying until some time after I graduated.
Psa 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.
Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Luke 10:1 After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.
Prov 23:6-8 Do not eat the bread of a miser, Nor desire his delicacies; For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. "Eat and drink!" he says to you, But his heart is not with you. The morsel you have eaten, you will vomit up, And waste your pleasant words.
Background Picture of Port Arthur College from brochure scanned in, Fran McCrory took the picture of the dormitory 1962
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