Thinking Out Loud: Homecoming Edition

  • I wonder how the whole facebook phenomenon has changed the dynamics of reunions. It’s now easier to keep up-to-date with classmates, so it doesn’t seem like it takes as long to reconnect (not that it really took too long to reconnect before). I was a little surprised at how many times I heard the word ‘facebook’ during the reunion events today.
  • Just like when I go back to Evansville, there’s always a hint of sadness when I come to these reunions because there’s never enough time to see everyone I want to see, do everything I want to do, or say everything I want to say. My inner preacher tells me there’s a sermon in that, but I’ll save those thoughts for my other blog (someday).
  • Speaking of blogs, I discovered that more people are reading this thing than I’d initially thought. No pressure there ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Was happy to finally get to meet Scott Berggren’s wife. They seem like the perfect fit!
  • I was pleasantly surprised to see Scott & Corri Brooks down here. They were the people who introduced me to Milligan. They even went so far as to drive me and the rest of our Discipleship Group down for a campus visit. I knew as soon as I stepped foot on campus that this was the place I was supposed to be. And that was in spite of slipping in a mud puddle in front of Webb Hall as we were packing up to leave. Oh yeah, and that was in front of one of the girls in our D-Group that I w as trying to impress. Real smooth, Matt. Real smooth. Obviously, it eventually didn’t work out. In spite of that, I came to Milligan anyway. I’m sure my kids are happy about that.

    They’re still doing their duty as faithful alumni and encouraging their middle daughter to attend Milligan. That’s the same middle daughter that was younger than Alyson when we met at their house for D-Group. She’s not supposed to be old enough for college! That definitely made me feel…well…old.

  • Speaking of encouraging your children to go to Milligan, Christy has been working on convincing the kids that Milligan is their college of choice after high school. Tonight, they both told us they want to go to Milligan, so I guess she’s been able to persuade them.
  • While they were at their Papaw & Mamaw’s, Aiden lost another tooth. The Tooth Fairy gave him $5(!) – maybe it was because she likes to play hide & seek and had to go find him over in Mooresville ๐Ÿ™‚ . He spent his $5 on a Milligan Buffalo and he’s sleeping with it tonight. That’s a good sign, right? Maybe he’ll don the orange and black after all.
  • Much more to share, but it’s far too late and we’re driving home tomorrow. I’ll post more as soon as I can.

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Howdy. I'm Matt Todd. My wife and I have four kids and a dog,. I'm passionate about orphan care. I'm a die-hard fan of the Evansville Aces, the Indiana Hoosiers, and Star Wars. I'm trying to live life by the Todd family motto: "It behooves us to live!"

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I saw the album of pics on Facebook – but I’d love to see more! Looks like y’all had an amazing time – so fun for you! I’m glad you had a great time – can’t wait to hear even more about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Becky Brice

Man, I wish I could have been there. This missionary thing is really limiting some times. I miss you guys too. Glad you had fun!!

Carrie Lincks (Glover)

I just stumbled on your blog while looking for pics from Homecoming 2008 from our class of 1998 since we just had our first baby and couldn’t be there! Hope you and Christy are doing great! I can’t believe you have 2 kids! Anyway….I still am resisting facebook but am sure I’ll eventually have to break down….


Holy cow, Carrie! I look for you about once a month on facebook, just to see if you’re there yet (apparently you aren’t – and that’s probably a good thing)!

I have a lot more pictures to share. It’s a busy week at church, so it probably will get delayed until early next week. Guess you’ve gotta check back, huh? ๐Ÿ™‚

So where are you? What are you doing? Congrats on baby #1! It’s amazing how much a child changes your life!


Hi Matt,
I’m good! I work for an ad agency in Louisville and really like it. The baby is amazing! Drop me an e-mail and I can update more!