Ann Schwab

Psychology, 1979

I never owned a car while I was going to school, so I rode my bike everywhere … the grocery store, laundromat, the movies.

When I remember my days at Chico State, some of the happiest are those I spent with my future husband, Budd. I met Budd on the steps of the BMU cafeteria on what I thought was a happy coincidence. I had first seen Budd when he said hello to my friend Susan Whitney outside Butte Hall. They were in Chuck Price’s Introduction to Political Science class and Susan mentioned to Budd that her friend would really like to get to know him. A couple of weeks later, Budd and his friend Steve Billings, who were in the habit of watching who was going in and out of the BMU from the second story of the library, saw Susan and me going into the BMU (probably to have one of those wonderful grilled mushroom and cheese sandwiches!), and they conveniently ran into us on the steps coming out of the cafeteria. After going to a football game we had our first date at the Sicilian Café.

I never owned a car while I was going to school, so I rode my bike everywhere … the grocery store, laundromat, the movies. I even rode my bike from my house at 14th and Chestnut to my part-time job at Mervyn’s at the North Valley Plaza Mall. Those were the days when we could ride our bikes on campus. Budd used to pick me up from the library and we’d ride double to Modoc Hall to take our psychology classes. Straddling the top tube on his Schwinn Continental while going over bridges was entertaining, to say the least.