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Lauren Tolbert, Rochester, Michigan

March 4, 2003
Today I met Lauren, who is a 19 year old college freshman at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She is really cool! She is in the Pep Band, where she plays trumpet. By the way, Lauren is writing this for me!

I took a nap when I got here and after we woke up, met some of the girls on Lauren's floor. On her walls are posters of the men's and women's basketball teams. She even has front page of Mike Helms, who is the nation's leading scorer. She showed me a program from the game! We had dinner after we took our shots. Well, I'll write tomorrow!

March 5, 2003
Today, Lauren had a snow day, so she got to spend the day with me. She got up at 4:30 a.m. just to see if school was cancelled. She usually has class today. We are going to have fun!

Lauren and I rested and relaxed today. We listened to an archived basketball game on It was fun. Tonight, Lauren will let me listen to another game!

Evening - Today, I got to meet Lauren's friends. I enjoyed their visit. We are relaxing right now. We will write more tomorrow.

March 7, 2003
Lauren is really excited. She is an alternate to go to Kansas City with the band. She gets to go if any of the members get sick and need to come home. She promised to take me if she goes. Today, I am going to meet Lauren's mom!

March 11, 2003
Lauren didn't get to go to Kansas City, but we watched the game on tv. We were mad because the team lost. Lauren says she and her friend were mad. Lauren tells me the team went to the big dance last year (2001-2002). More tomorrow.

March 14, 2003
Today, Lauren took me to see a step show hosted by a sorority on campus. They were great. Lauren saw a friend, and we all walked together. Now, we will chill. The stepshow was by all the auxiliaries of Black fraternities and sororities. It was hosted by Zeta Phi Beta - it was good!

Lauren Tolbert
Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan

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