I think time sometimes travels in circles, and there are connections between past and present. And, that’s true of life in Morgantown. Woodburn Circle has seen time turn. Even the name Woodburn which today denotes the landmark building of West Virginia University was recycled from the original Woodburn Female Seminary. The Seminary was located on the same site as the existing building, overlooking the bluff which tumbles down to the Monongahela River.
My grandparents and parents, then I, and now my children all know of Woodburn. I have early memories of hopping up on the stone wall by the circle, carefully keeping one foot in front of the other, and holding on to my mom’s hand to keep my balance as we walked past.
Woodburn is connected to my past, but also looks forward to the future, with eager students ready to fill their minds within it. It is with this same anticipation that I begin this blog. I plan to write about things that interest me, and hope that you find it enjoyable to read.