Ever since we heard that Josie was accepted to the University of Alabama, we’ve been planning to throw a farewell party for her in August. Josie is the first person in her family to attend college, so it is a really big deal for all of us. For the most part her family has been in the blue collar trades; carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and bricklayers, but Josie has always been interested in finding ways to use her body less and her mind more. As Uncle Rob likes to say “You can work smart, or you can work hard” and Josie wants to work smart.
When asked what profession Josie is interested in pursuing, she replies that she really hasn’t made up her mind yet, but since her best friend and her boy friend are all going to the University of Alabama that is where she wanted to go as well. Besides, she has relatives nearby that she plans to stay with, which will give her a break on the cost of going there.
So we have been shopping for University of Alabama shirts and jackets, and other Alabama apparel for us to wear to her farewell party to show our love and support to her as she starts her new adventure in life. This is so exciting!