Monthly Archives: May 2012

Of Mules and their Shoes

Tina Hicks from FE&P brought these over to the Woodson this morning. I’m very grateful! (That’s the Woodson refrigerator at the bottom of the photo.) The one on the left that’s more U-shaped is clearly a heeled mule shoe; the … Continue reading

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Whence the Orange Scooters?

I’ve made myself weepy at work quite a lot recently so I was relieved to find something ridiculous to look at. This must be a Beer Bike, but I don’t know when–maybe early 70s–and I don’t know what those things … Continue reading

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Two Sets of Three, Part II

One more commencement photo for now. It was taken in 1982, when alumnus Bill Broyles, ’66, soon to be named editor of Newsweek, was the speaker. I think it must have been snapped before the ceremony at the robing, but … Continue reading

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Two Sets of Three, Part I

I’m afraid I’m not quite ready to give up on commencement yet. A long, uneventful summer stretches in front of me so I’d might as well use up each and every picture that I dug out this year. In an … Continue reading

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Thursday Afternoon Follies: Graduation Euphoria Edition

I’m taking the day off tomorrow. Don’t even try to stop me. Really. You have no chance of stopping me. So we’ll kick up our heels in a high-spirited fashion today, starting with 1984: And 1919: Not much is different … Continue reading

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Herbert Allen ’29

I wasn’t completely surprised to receive a number of emails today with a common theme: Herbert Allen was really good looking. I’d have to agree. So just for fun here are a couple of more pictures. Here he is in … Continue reading

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Mystery Man

I guess I’m not too surprised that no one guessed the identity of my mystery man in yesterdays picture of the cap and gown table. It was a long time ago, after all. But to me his face just jumped … Continue reading

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The Week Before Commencement

It’s slow. Really slow. Deliciously slow. The campus has emptied, but summer isn’t here yet. I have nothing but plans that I have not yet failed to see through to completion. No sunburns, no screw ups, no triple bogeys. Summer … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies

Hardin Craig: historian, librarian and all around good sport.    

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Friday Morning Bonus Video

It’s all about commencement these days.

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