So, on Saturday, Mike AKA Proof, suggested that I retell the story of when I was interviewing Miss America 1991. Saint Joseph’s University thought it would be a good idea to interview her while we were driven to the airport.
This story is a bit long, so you don’t need to read it if you don’t feel like it.
My best friend at the time was the Editor-in-Chief of The Hawk newspaper, and I was her second in command. I was the Features Editor for a while, and was writing stories and articles for the paper. I ended up being Editor-in-Chief in my junior and senior years.
So, the short version is below, a short post from the Los Angeles Times.
Miss America Marjorie Judith Vincent was frightened but not seriously injured when the van she was riding in hit a disabled tractor-trailer, authorities said.
Vincent had given a speech at St. Joseph’s University and was being driven to an airport when the accident happened Tuesday on U.S. 76. She was examined at a hospital and released with a bandage on her knee, said university spokesman Joseph Lunardi.
Her traveling companion, a university driver and two students also were examined at the hospital and released. Vincent and the others were “more shaken than injured,” Lunardi said.
My best friend was in the front passenger seat next to the driver. I was in the second row of the van (behind the driver), and sitting next to Marjorie. The escort was in the third row. We were driving along I-76 in Philadelphia, the fastest way to get to Philadelphia International Airport.