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Old Pirate

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Only if we choose to be

Once we prided ourselves as "Leo's Young Lions" and realized life is a jungle where you waged war everyday to control your destiny as he taught us. We grew old, and our children and grandchildren thought all of this was a given at ECU.

I guess generations today don't care who controls Brody as long as it is there and the intense sense of pride as an alum or native of eastern North Carolina has been lost in a wide digital world where instant coffee, instant tea, and instant gratification has no roots. It, for them, is just there.

For those of us with gray hair, Brody is a symbol of resistance and defiance against those who for years held us back. To most today, it is just a medical school in Greenville.

Whether that is a sign of maturity for eastern NC or a heritage lost makes for an interesting discussion for folks my age. Generations behind us don't care how it got here or who runs it. They have more enjoyable things to consider for they aren't lacking of a medical school or medical complex within an hour as we were.

Maybe they still value football. 🙂

(In response to this post by Kave8991)

Posted: 12/05/2018 at 11:32PM


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