Just A Few Funny Things About Jon in Seminary
- Rocco- Rocco was this old, beat-up Buick Skylark without a front grill, so it pretty much had a huge hole on the front. It was a PIECE! In the winter, the inside of the windows would freeze, not the outside, and therefore you had to scrape on the inside. The floors always had water in them, an inch or more, and in the winter it would freeze. You could pretty much "ice-skate" while driving. The radio kept playing when you turned the car off, and on and on it goes. It was pretty much a bomb! So, this the car I brought to our marriage and Jon was the one who drove it to seminary every day. When we first moved to PA he said, "If I drive this to seminary, I will have no friends."
- The "maroon book." Myself and several of the other wives used to comment on the beloved "maroon book" that would go everywhere with our husbands. I never realy knew the name of it. We just called it the maroon book It went everywhere...to the store, riding in the car, restaurants, bed, and even church! I used to groan, "Oh no, the maroon book." It was a Hebrew book that pretty much required constant attention for several classes in the program.
- The other funny thing were the blasted Greek and Hebrew cards. These things were everywhere! I can't even recall all the places I found these little stacks of vocabulary cards: Jon's desk, the bathroom, his pockets, the windowsill, and floating in the washing machine. Sometimes he had me "quiz" him, although I never had a blessed clue as to what he was pronouncing. I usually applauded his answers, varifying they were all correct!