I didn’t make it in to campus today but one of my reliable informants sent pictures of the sad (if predictable) end of those Italian cypresses that fell over yesterday. Incidentally, they weren’t the scraggly ones that I’ve been expecting to topple over but larger, healthier ones. I’m not sure what lesson to draw from that but I’m sure others will rise to take their places.
In any event, hail comrades and farewell:
I will be extremely busy for the next few days and I’m still exhausted and wrung out so I don’t think I’ll be back here until Tuesday.
Unless something really interesting comes up
Have a glorious Labor Day, y’all.
Thank you so much for these emails and photos. They have been so helpful in getting a sense of how the campus is doing. I will continue to keep Rice and Houston in my thoughts and prayers as the recovery begins. Please get some rest, and continue to keep us updated. Much appreciated!
Joel Schindler Turvey ’73 Jones >
Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.
I wonder if the healthier trees had more and denser foliage so that they caught more wind.
That makes sense to me.
I lived close to the SF Bay Bridge when it broke in the ’89 quake and so living in Austin during this feels similar.
Get some rest. We need you healthy and strong so that we may receive the fruits of your labor. If that sounds archaic, it’s because I am currently reading the Jefferson Bible. See what Boles started.