Catching the love bug
By Marree Olson Seitz
The flu bug was a culprit back in our days at Mac. I remember the Asian flu bug on campus in the fall of 1957. Bob and I had our first date on October 30, 1957 (“Arms and the Man” at the Little Theater followed by pizza at Earl's next to Farley Drug). The next day we both had the flu. He stayed on campus, and I went home to Minneapolis as they were trying to cut down on the number of ill students on campus. This unhealthy start didn't adversely affect our relationship as we will celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary in January 2010.
By Patricia Walling Berquist
Our marriage ceremony was performed on campus by Dr. Maxwell Adams in Macalester's Presbyterian Church, followed by the reception at the Student Union. It will be 50 years ago this past June.
Starting an engagement on a high note
By Dona Meigs Morgan
My future husband, Tom Morgan proposed to me and gave me a beautiful diamond ring in September of my senior year. The very next day in choir, 150 voices serenaded me with "congratulations to you" to the tune of "Happy Birthday," prearranged by my friend, Joyce Ellickson. I was totally surprised and a bit embarrassed!Mac Grille dates
Mac Grille had the BEST ham salad sandwiches anywhere. I know because my boyfriend met me for lunch there every Tuesday and Thursday after my sociology class.