Macalester Means the World to Us - 50 Year Reunion - June 6-8, 2014

Getting By

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My college job delivered my future
Donald Hamilton

Needing to earn my own way through school, I had a job of ambulance crew nights and weekends. The nights were a relatively high paying job which often was paid for staying at the ambulance garage. On one night I had planned to study for tests the next day, but calls kept us out all night. Of note, over four years I delivered 13 babies without any real training. Guess this was a hint to my future career.

Remember The Grill
Virginia (Ginger) Vogel Simek

Old Main, site of the off-campus lounge and The Grill; both were favorite places to hang out. The Grill really had “atmosphere”. Wouldn’t it be fun to be able to go back for an hour or two and experience it all over again!

Bundled up in Bigelow!
Sharon Ellies Palmer

A memorable Mac moment (actually several days worth of moments!) was January 1961 when my roommate and I (occupants of the NW corner room on the second floor of Bigelow) awoke one sub-zero blizzardy morning to actual frost crystals coating the walls. As the wind rattled the windows and the radiators sputtered away in vain, unable to warm our frigid digs, we went into survival mode and studied for final exams in our beds under the covers fully dressed, including hats and gloves. Fortunately, we were both hardy natives of the North Star State!

All-nighters in the art studio
Wayne Potratz

I remember all-nighters in the art studio on the top floor of Old Main.

The Greasy Spoon
Georgia Jacob Zugay

Remember when we would go to the "greasy spoon" for a meal and the restaurant lived up to its nickname?

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