After I posted about the 1966 Fondren flood a little while ago, from deep in alumni storage boxes (or hard drives, more likely) up bubbled pictures of something I’d never seen before: the flood in the RMC a decade later. (Do you sense a theme developing here?) This is Tina Garfield, who was manager of the Pub that year, at the microphone in the KTRU studio:
That’s quite a photograph. I’m astonished at the amount of water in there and also frankly at the fact that she looks like a million dollars, just chipper as all get out. She promises more, so stay tuned.
As if on cue, we received a box of papers last week that contained among other things a file of cost estimates for repairing and replacing what had been lost in this flood. After looking at this picture I feel safe in saying that those estimates were prepared by cockeyed optimists.
Reminder: If you’ve got something fun to share, send it to me and I’ll put it up.
Bonus: I climbed to the top of the stadium again to get a good look at the construction of the tennis complex–just enough time had passed for me to forget that I hate it up there.