Friday Afternoon Follies

I promise I’ll stop picking on Neal Lane just as soon as I run out of good material.

This was taken at Norman Hackerman’s inauguration in 1971. Not everyone managed to get a balloon.

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4 Responses to Friday Afternoon Follies

  1. Deborah says:

    Now that’s the quad I remember. (I matriculated in 1976). Will you be doing a piece on the evolution of the main quad? They mowed down those high hedges in 1981 during my last year at Rice.

  2. Melissa Kean says:

    I can do that. I don’t even need a reason.

    Actually, it will probably take a series of posts to cover it, but that sounds like fun.

  3. Francis Eugene "Gene" PRATT says:

    During the 1952-56 period, the rows were all gardenia bushes — wonderful smell in the Spring.
    And I don’t remember any Italian cypresses back then.
    But then, there’s a lot I don’t remember, and much that I remember apparently didn’t happen.

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