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“In Memory Of,” 2022

While I was home sick with covid a thought occurred to me and kept rolling around in my mind, causing me a bit of worry. If you’ve stuck around here for a while you may remember I spent too much … Continue reading

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A&M Train List, 1946

I was looking for something specific in the Woodson yesterday and, as usual, I didn’t locate even a wisp of what I needed. But, again as usual, I found some other interesting and surprising things. I was moderately interested by … Continue reading

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Your Limits Are Seldom Where You Think They Are

This morning I went back to the gym for the first time since I got covid. The covid wasn’t really bad, just moderate head cold symptoms accompanied by serious fatigue. Still, I’m worn out from it and so I’m particularly … Continue reading

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Josephine Abercrombie, 1926-2022

Josephine Abercrombie ’46 served Rice for a very long time. Even apart from her family’s gift that made Abercrombie Lab possible she remained throughout her life generous with both money and time. Among many other things she was a member … Continue reading

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You Always Hate to See Beer Go to Waste, 1959

This from the packet of photos sent in by Karl Benson ’63. I just had a positive covid test and when I looked at this I instantly identified with the young woman laid out on the bed. If I felt … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas From the Tsanoff Family, no date

One of the small delights in the Tsanoff family papers was the discovery that at some point during her high school years Katherine began producing the family’s Christmas cards and continued doing so for many years. They’re all woodblock prints … Continue reading

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“Our world has changed much and yet very little since the angels sang over Bethlehem,” 1961

I’ve mentioned the Rice television show a couple of times before (here and here) and recently I ran across part of the script for the Christmas program in 1961. The only pieces in the folder were the introduction and the … Continue reading

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Peace Through Superior Firepower, no date

This is one of the more interesting Christmas cards I’ve found in the archives– Seasons Greetings From the Lockheed Missiles Division! As far as I know the only Rice tie is that I came across it in the files of … Continue reading

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Bluebonnet Bowl, 1961

Well, Covid has closed Fondren again, this time at least until January 3rd. What this means is that my Christmas posts will have to come from whatever odds and ends I’ve scanned and saved on my laptop over the years. … Continue reading

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Cocktail Hour, no date

It’s 5:00 and I’m about to have one even though I’ll never be as cool as architecture profs Andy Todd and Will Cannaday. Bonus: I’ll also never be as cool as my little grandson, who just walked right up and … Continue reading

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