I'm writing these memories down to preserve the memories of my time as a Walt Disney World College Program participant. When I'm older and want to tell my grandkids about the time I spent in WDW, I can look at these blog posts.
She was from Norway but had spent some time in the U.S. as a nanny.
Her bedroom was the front bedroom with Celine.
She worked in EPCOT Center in the Norwegian Pavilion at the Maelstrom.
For her 21st birthday, she had a party where she invited lots of people especially Norwegians and Canadians. At one point, Celine and I could not find her because she left the apartment. I think she was eventually found in a car.
One time she was in her bathroom where she found a huge spider. Rather than take care of the spider on her own, she called her Canadian friend in the middle of the night to take care of the huge spider.
Here is some of what she wrote to me when I left:
"My flower, that's what you are. You've always got a smile ready. We've spent a lot of time just talking. I'm going to miss that when you leave. You are a superb girl. Don't let anyone tell you different. I've had a lot of nice times with you. Good memories will always be in my heart. Promise me that you'll take care . . . cause I care."
She and I didn't always get along but she was special to me.
Sandra is in the bottom picture to the right of me. I'm in the middle.
Celine was from Paris, France and worked in the French pavilion at the perfume shop.
Where can I start with my description of Celine? She was one of my best friends down there.
We spent a lot of time together just talking and sometimes eating. One of my best memories of her was after the Miss America or Miss U.S.A. pagent. We just talked about cultural differences. Thank you Celine for that.
She loved David Hasselhoft in Knight Rider. We had a small tv and if it was on she was usually watching that show.
One of her favorite songs was Coolio's "Gangsta Paradise." That song was on repeat constantly. As an American, I was suppose to know what the lyrics meant. I really didn't know so I made something up.
She also had a birthday while I was there. She invited my friends Bob and Molly plus her French friends. All we did was eat and they talked in French. I was glad to have my two American friends to talk.
We had 1 fight while I was down there and I think it was over something stupid.
Here's some of what she wrote when I left.
"Today it's my turn to write something in your leaving booking, to leave a souvenir in your book. I really appreciated to have you as a roommate. You've talked a lot about your life like I did. We had good time and fun together, remember my birthday or when we went to Pleasure Island or the ball. I have many pictures of you that I won't throw away. We had bad time also and I regret because Tracy, you're a nice person who like every single person."
Whenever I think of the Disney College program, I think of 3 people in particular - My American friends - Bob and Molly and then my French roommate - Celine.