Monthly Archives: March 2017

It’s Beer Bike Weekend!

So I’ll be gathering up the children and heading out of town.

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I mentioned the Holmes McNeely Papers just a couple days ago and when I arrived today there they were sitting on a book truck in the back of the Woodson as if I had summoned them with the power of … Continue reading

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Missed It By That Much

I meant to post this on Monday the 27th but . . . I forgot! Sometimes there’s nothing to do but laugh at yourself. Bonus: Last week at the track stadium. Extra Bonus: You can get just a glimpse (above) … Continue reading

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The Tuba Player, 1965

A couple of weeks ago we were given some wonderful pictures of former Rice band director Holmes McNeely by his grandson. We’re grateful to have them and they’ll be added to the McNeely Papers that the family donated earlier. Among … Continue reading

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Pictures from on Top of Something, c 1957

Someone sent me a fantastic batch of photographs yesterday and I’ve been poring over them this afternoon. They’re from the late 1950s (I feel comfortable calling them late 1957) and they are remarkably sharp images. This first one is a … Continue reading

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Friday Bonus: Every Friday From Now On!

Spotted over in Duncan Hall. I think they’re serious this time.

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Friday Follies: Who’s the hottie in the middle??

Real tough guys in their beanies: Thanks to Quin McWhirter, ’62.

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The Machine Shop in Space Science

I’m having an incredibly busy week, with things happening so fast I can hardly keep up. I mentioned on Monday that I’d been over in Space Science and today is the first time I’ve had a minute to show you … Continue reading

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A Bullet Narrowly Dodged, 1968

Ye gods. Someone called my attention to this earlier this week and I’m still not over the shock. I’d never heard even a whisper of it before. I’ve been on the edge of tears three or four times over the … Continue reading

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Scavenger Hunt, 2017

Any day you get to tag along with Richard Stearman, Construction Services Manager for FE&P, is a fun day but today I got to tag along with him for the Arch 316/516 HVAC Photo Scavenger Hunt! This is an exercise … Continue reading

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