Welcome to the Class of 1975!

Freshman Year: 1971 vs. 2009

My oldest daughter is going to have her Fall term, Freshman Year, soon. As I watch her NOT prepare for this, I keep comparing her experience with mine, 38 years apart. As we get ready to shed her for college, I can't control my utter jealousy of her situation compared to mine. We did have some advantages over the youth of today, but they are few.

For us back then, it was late September when we started and guess what? They recorded a song just for us, "Maggie May." Somebody in Musser, across from where I was in Davis, really, really, really, really liked that song and played it nearly every afternoon. It set the mood for that Fall to be sure.

But the biggest rub between then and now is that my daughter scored a single room, her freshman year at Hamline. That hurts.

Our Most Notable Alum

« Here he is: our class's most famous alum and someone I knew as a teenager! A multi-page spread in Newsweek that reveals many things about our former classmate, including the factoid that his father was a successful tailor who in the 1960s, made suits for entertainment notables Otis Redding, James Brown and B.B. King.

« The "turd under the nose" expression doesn't line up with the funny, humorous college student we all knew back then.

This is it: work in progress...

We've decided to update our class website with a modern-day content management system so we don't have to update ever again. You'll notice some radical improvements in the coming months, with final completion, just before our next reunion in 2010. We will also stick on the homepage, some stuff I come across that may be of interest and even, God forbid, some commentary...