Originally Posted by Low C Sharp
At the beginning of the story, before it got so dark, I was thinking, "I wonder what the Ole Miss KDs and Tri-Delts would have to say about Chi Os being the undisputed queens of campus."
I can guarantee that any greek or non-greek at Ole Miss is VERY aware of this story and when it started they thought less of that sentence and thought, "Oh my, this story. Has it really been 25 years?" I doubt anyone would begrudge her that statement.
Since this story has been published many of my friends have asked me about it since everyone knows where I went to school. I grew up an hour away from Oxford and remember when this all happened. I was in elementary school, but it was a pretty big deal. I don't think I REALLY understood what was happening, but all the tragedy was quite clear.
In the years since and with my time there I can say that she is telling the story pretty accurately and without too much embellishment. I've known people who were directly affected by this tragedy and this is almost EXACTLY how I've always heard it. It's still one of those stories that at least ONCE in your time at Ole Miss someone will recount. If you didn't know it before you got there, you definitely leave knowing it. I always think of those ladies when I would return from seeing my parents. The memorial is small and unassuming, sitting on the north side of Highway 6. You almost have to pass it.
I did really like how she told the story of what happened to the guy that hit them. It's interesting to note that I've NEVER heard anyone blame him. Everyone always said it like, "There was nothing he could do."
I think she did the telling of this tragedy justice.