Alright,  Mary Balwin College , it’s your turn for a shout out!  Here’s the John James Audobon take on a  Fighting Squirrel , in the VMFA collection.

MBC students, welcome back to school!  Have you made a trip to VMFA yet? Come see us on  College Night, Oct 4!

Cat Squirrel from  The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, hand watercolored lithograph on rag paper, 1843

Received a snack in the mail today–Mom sent me a book that first belonged to her mother’s mother, my great-grandmama Grace Lee. Poets of the South was published in 1903, and Grace read it in college, as evinced by her signature on the second page:

Grace Lee
#12 Memorial Hall
M.B.S. [Mary Baldwin School]
Staunton, Va.

I said, “Mommy, this book looks brand new! It doesn’t look like it’s ever been opened.”
She said, “Well, it probably wasn’t!”
I’ll open it this weekend and read it all the way through.