Milligan University is a thriving liberal arts institution nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Northeast Tennessee. Located near Johnson City, Milligan is within an hour’s drive to historic Asheville, North Carolina.
The skies were sparkling blue, but the temperature was only thirty-eight degrees, so keeping warm was my goal. I wore some of my favorite classic winter pieces, including a gray trench coat over a black merino wool sweater and black jeans. I always wear a black bra (here) under dark sweaters since lighter colors can show through under some lighting.
The Frye oxfords are now on sale here. These shoes were comfortable right out of the box. I plan to enjoy them for many years to come.
I take care of my leather shoes, bags, and wallets by polishing them a few times a year. I wipe them off, top and bottom, with a paper towel before putting them away after each wearing and always wear them with socks or tights. I never wear the same shoes two days in a row.
Here is a video by Kiwi to show you how to polish shoes. I’ve been using Kiwi products since I carefully polished my black and white saddle oxfords in high school.
I folded the fifty-one-inch square silk scarf on the bias. (Example here.) I placed the center at the bodice, wrapped the ends around my neck, pulled them back to the front, and tied them under the center.
We visited the 235-acre picturesque campus of Milligan University on Saturday to enjoy the sun and blue skies.
The water wheel began providing fresh water to the college when it was constructed in the 1930s, during Milligan First Lady Perlea Derthick’s “Milligan the Beautiful” campaign, which turned the college into a park-like setting with a fish pond and fountain.
As my elementary school bus passed by the waterwheel beside Buffalo Creek (on the left in the picture), I always watched for it and the waterfall. Driving by the small park remains one of my favorite views in the area.
Over the years, the tree roots have pushed sections of the steps and rock wall upward.
The Hopwood Memorial Christian Church was established in 1834. The new building is located on a far corner of the campus, with a view of Buffalo Mountain beyond.
The life-size 4,000-pound concrete buffalo stands on the campus of Milligan. Alumni purchased and installed the sculpture as a gift to the University. Their sports teams are known as the Buffs.
Buffalo Mountain in Johnson City is visible from Milligan’s campus, and Buffalo Creek runs through the grounds. I hope you enjoyed these photos from a sunny afternoon outing.
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