Y’all, I’m having a week. I didn’t manage to make it into the HMRC today but I found these images from President Pitzer’s inauguration in October, 1962 a few weeks ago in their Houston Post Collection and when I looked closely at them last night I felt, as Marie Kondo might say, a spark of joy. In the first, the outgoing President, William Houston, is bringing Pitzer and Board Chairman George Brown to the podium:
In the second, Brown and Pitzer looking suitably sober as the ceremony goes forward:
But in the last one the photographer caught something special–genuine human emotion, in this case something like happiness. Pitzer’s smile is obvious, but look at GRB’s:
(The citation for these is Houston Post Photo Archives, RDG0006N-6083.)
It turned out to be a great partnership.