Again with the ironwork, plus Norman Hackerman with a spring in his step

I had kind of a rough day today–plumbing issues at home and a class to get to tonight–so I don’t have a whole lot to say. But it gives me a chance to put up another picture of my beloved decorative ironwork! I was looking for a good picture of Norman Hackerman a couple days ago. It happens that for whatever reason we have a lot of photos of Norman and Gene, his wife, to choose from. I easily found one that suited my purposes and then kept looking. I came across this, which must have been taken just as he arrived at Rice:

Click on it a couple of times to get a good look at both the beautiful ironwork and at Norman. As I said, it had to have been taken quite soon after his arrival in 1970, because that ironwork was removed in the renovation that began almost immediately. I had to zoom in myself to be sure it was him. He looks so young!  (He must have been in his late 50s.)

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1 Response to Again with the ironwork, plus Norman Hackerman with a spring in his step

  1. Leonard Lane says:

    Dr Hackerman arrived at Rice the same year I did: 1970.
    We always called him “Normal” Hackerman.
    Just a goofy nickname, nothing negative as I recall.
    BTW he does look young in the photo.
    I’m in my late 50’s now and I hope that in 40 years someone will say the same thing about me!

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