When I was in college at North Carolina State University, I worked in the Economics Department as part of the work-study program and I had a blast. All I did was help around the office with clerical work as the professors and their secretary needed. I have two specific memories about working in that office.
- I had to file updated tax law information in the binders for Dr. Eickhoff, who is not a man of many words. Just a quiet, hard-working professor who intimidated me though I respected him.
- Dr. Eickhoff also did some work with the state agriculture extension and was out in the field a lot. And one day, he gave me a gift. And it was one of these mature cotton bolls. It was really neat to closely examine the boll and feel the seeds among the fibers. I lost track of this boll somewhere along 1992 and now but I still remember it.
It meant a lot to me that he thought of me and brought it back. And even now, when I see cotton blooming in the field, I think of Dr. Eickhoff.
I also have one very bad memory about a personality clash with the secretary but I won't go into details here! :) LOL