Question: what do trombones, puppies, and apple crisp have in common?
Answer: My last Sunday involved these wide-ranging activities, and I learned about them all through resources specifically designed to connect Tuck partners.
By way of background: I considered myself pretty proficient at facebook... until I moved to Hanover as a TP'14. There are facebook groups for Tuck Partners, Tuckies living in Sachem Village, Tuck Dog Owners, and several other Tuck affinity groups. But the kicker is: people post to these groups constantly. As in "can anyone spare two eggs to save me a run to the grocery store?"... and within 5 minutes people respond in the affirmative. It happens every time.
To demonstrate this, allow me to detail my last Sunday here in Hanover. First, I learned of an outing to the nearby Watson Dog Park, so I packed up my puppy Honey and we headed over to meet up with other Tuckies, TPs, and their canine companions.
This was perfect, I put Honey down for a nap and was free for the afternoon. The USAF Band of Liberty's trombone quartet (Mach Four) was in town for a concert at the Hop. I wanted to go, but my student was busy taking a take-home exam. So, I put out a call to other Tuck Partners on facebook, shortly got a response, and spent some time with a new friend instead! She took this incredible photo for me (no I am not a member of Mach Four):
The point being: ample resources exist to ensure that you (as a TP) will never be short on activities, friends, or baking supplies.
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