Summertime Blues

It’s really hot. And lonely too. Everybody who could get out of town is now out of town. Walking out to my steaming car this afternoon I gazed longingly at the fancy palm-shaded outdoor pool at the Rec Center:

Palm trees by pool 2014

Happily, it gave me a chance to revisit the berserk charm of the old Grad House on Main and University with it’s earlier incarnation of palm and pool glamour:

Grad House pool c1993

Thresher files, c1993

One more just because I like it:

Grad House back gate c1993

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7 Responses to Summertime Blues

  1. We’re here and you can come visit us anytime! You can tell me what you found about the mystery picture. My guess: it’s not Rockne, it’s some Aggie dignitary.

  2. Bill Cox says:

    And some of us from way back when (1970’s) remember it as the Tidelands Motel…

  3. mjthannisch says:

    Beat me to it Bill.

    • mattnoall says:

      Yep. I remember staying at the Tidelands when we were in the process of moving to Houston (I think in 1961, but I could be off a little

  4. Barney L. McCoy says:

    “The Buttoned Down Mind of Bob Newhart” was recorded live at the Tidelands. The nightclub there offered big name talent.
    Barney L. McCoy, Hanszen 67

  5. Bill Peebles '70 says:

    There ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.

  6. marmer01 says:

    Good thing the guy in the first photo isn’t turned 90 degrees to the right…

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