mountain park was heavenly Posted Mar 15, 2016 3:03 AM
1. Yes. The accents were universally "Mississippi" accents. More specifically, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. As in ....indoctrinated, brainwashed, & conditioned by endless sermons by Lester Roloff accent.
2. Here's a quote: "Keep Kicking ladies!"
(while performing daily Navy Seals excersizes whereby one lays on a basketball court of concrete on their backs and a hundred of us are forced to raise our legs and nothing else up 12" & do small, synchronized kicks for hours, alternating between holding the position for 20 minutes, and kicking lightly, then kicking high for 20 minutes).
"Keep running ladies!"
(while performing navy-seal type non-stop field laps lasting hours, where passing out is a common occurence."
3. "Hold those arms out!"
( a technique that involves holding ones arms straight out to the sides for several hours, for reasons you wouldn't understand unless you were there."
4. It looked like a compound, bright green carpet laid on wooden floors with no carpet padding. Underground dorms with 20 or so bunk beds lined up exactly like the military, three rows. The bunks on the walls had closets like military closets. The beds along the center of the dorms didn't have closets. There was an identical dorm on the opposite side of a wall of mirrors and about 7 sinks/faucets. 2nd floor, another set of the same dorm design. Hallways on both sides of all dorms. Each hallway to the East contained a room full of showers, a room full of bathroom stalls, and a laundry room. That leads out to a main hallway which connects to the church/chapel to the left, further connecting to the school building, and if you went right from the dorms, the hallway takes you to the cafeteria. Cafeteria was 2000 sq ft, about same size as school building, offices combined with kitchen, same, church probably a little bigger than cafeteria. High ceilings in dorms/dorm hallways. High ceilings in church, cafeteria and main hallways. Low ceilings in kitchen, offices, and food storage/dishes area.
5. Dorm rooms seemed to have about 20-25 girls each side of the mirrors, so if one dorm was the ground floor, approx 40-50 girls x 2 dorms. 100. May have been a third dorm. Does anyone remember there being more than two main girls dorms?
Pow wows in the church/chapel. They only occurred when enough time had elapsed for changes to be addressed. They weren't routine, often a priority when Mrs. Wills got into town. A pow wow is meant to scare people, because they're like speeding tickets. Eventually everyone gets in trouble no matter who they are, just depends on when they "choose" you out of the crowd to "cross-examine". You could be publicly cross-examined for being too mysterious and quiet. Or even rewarded for that very thing. You never know. Issuing rewards or punishment sentences are more dramatic and impacting when done publicly.