TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Indiana State University students are just days away from coming back to Terre Haute. And many students leave behind bonds with family members.
But for one Indiana State student coming to college has made his bond with family stronger. It's a story that connects a grandma and a grandson - in an unusual but very cool way.
When moving to a new place it always helps to know someone who's been there before. Thankfully, Lane Swanson doesn't have to look too far.
"I was at his house and he said he got his dorm and i said, 'what dorm are you in?' and he said Erickson Hall,” Peggy Kenworthy, Lane Swanson grandmother said. “And I said, 'oh, good. That's where I was.' and I said, 'I was in room...' and I was thinking and thinking and I started to say 305 and his mom said, 'he's in room 305,' and I said, 'that's my room number!'"
That's right, 50 years ago Peggy Kenworthy moved into the exact same room. With hundreds of students and hundreds of dorm rooms, what are the odds?
"I thought it was a little weird at first, but just an awesome coincidence,” Lane Swanson said.
Of course this place isn't exactly how grandma remembers it.
"The rules of the hall are different. Because this was always a girl’s dorm and we had to be in at 10 p.m. and you were locked in,” Kenworthy said.
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