|My mom once said,
"if Walla Walla
didn't have such a funny name, no one would think twice about
Then she realized she had made a pun by accident.
See my bike, old building and me
reflected in glass of
new building in College Place, Washington.
Walla Walla is an old city along the
At one time, it was Washington State's largest place, but has since
surpassed by Seattle and many other locations. There is still a
of old world charm there.
Some folks just remember it as home for
Penitentiary, but the town is also full of colleges.
There's Walla Walla College, just
outside the main city,
in a town called College Place; run by Seventh Day
Walla Walla also has Whitman College, a
liberal arts school of private ownership. Yes there is also Walla
Walla Community College.
Ordering a salad at the Whitman Union
cafeteria, I forgot
to specify "no dressing." It was so spicy I couldn't eat with out
puckering up. Since the room was empty, I struggled through, but
soon the tables filled with young sophisticated looking students.
They were all joking with each other and talking "a mile a minute" on
The clerk said she had accidentally
double charged me
for the salad. I had credit for more. "Oh no, I could
eat what I had," so I ordered more to drink instead. She brought
3 glass bottles of juice, "to go," in a paper bag which began to
Feeling like an old wino among the students, I walked back out onto the
Whitman campus trying to keep my 3 glass bottles from tearing their way
out of the sack. Both my older brothers attended Whitman College
back in the 1960s.
Atrium, Hunter Conservatory,
Whitman College, Walla Walla
One eyed stud greeted me from this Walla
Walla storefront in 2005. I
forgot to see what it was about. Something in this college
town which is now also known as a big center for wine growing and