Friday Morning Follies: Black Tie Edition

I came across this undated photo the other day while trying to organize all the images I’ve saved over the years. (This will never be accomplished, by the way. I’m far too easily distracted.)

It’s clearly one of those fancy New Year’s Eve parties the Cohen’s used to host at Cohen House and that’s English professor Will Dowden sitting right in the middle with the big smile:

Will Dowden in tux probably ny eve in cohen house

I feel like I also recognize the woman to the right but I’m not at my absolute sharpest this morning. Is she Mrs. Cohen?

Happy New Year, everyone. I’m confident that this will be the year I finally start getting it together.

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6 Responses to Friday Morning Follies: Black Tie Edition

  1. says:

    Happy New Year, Melissa. No, I don’t think that is Mrs. Cohen, but the woman on the left is Margaret Walker, still a member of the Rice Faculty Women’s Club. Mary

  2. Ellen Stutts says:

    That’s my grandmother- Anna Ricketts Knapp, wife of Carl M. Knapp. She was also a Rice graduate.

    Happy New Year and good digging in 2016!

    Ellen H. Stutts Certified Public Accountant

  3. Deborah Gronke Bennett BSEE Hanszen 1982 says:

    Happy New Year, and welcome to the Rice University Instant Answer Service (even on New Year’s Day)!

  4. Helen L. Toombs says:

    Happy new year to you, Melissa. From one of your throng of grateful readers. HLT

  5. francis eugene 'gene' pratt says:

    Melissa, may I add a “Happy New Year”, as another member of your “thong of grateful readers”.

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