We found Mom’s old dorm! Matt and I listened in amazement to her stories of 1960s college life, complete with curfews and candle ceremonies held to mark the occasion when a girl is “pinned” or becomes engaged. The girls would gather in a circle and pass a candle around — the number of times had something to do with whether it was a pre-engagement pinning or full engagement — and finally they would find out who it was when that person blew out the candle.


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