Thursday, September 11, 2008

Study Up On Those Yearbooks...You Don't Want to Miss This.....

Very soon (Monday, September 15) all members of the Class of 1973 will be receiving a special blast fax e-mail from the Alumni Office about our upcoming Reunion (October 24-25).

Of course, the e-mail will once again encourage you to sign up to come back to campus for our special weekend. By the way, we are ahead of some previous classes (i.e.,the Class of 1972), in our projected attendance.

58 classmates and their guests have already registered to attend the Friday night party with another 74 folks saying they plan to come but haven't registered yet. We hope to have at least 200 classmates and guests total, so there's still plenty of time and space if you want to "come on down" (check out the Class of '73 Reunion web site for the full list of those who have registered or say they plan to attend).

The coming blast fax will also give you an opportunity (believe it or not) to win some free prizes from Vanderbilt. All you have to do is be among the first three folks to come here to our Class Blog Site on September 15 and provide the correct answers to a Class of1973 Vanderbilt trivia contest.

The questions are really not that hard. In fact, we asked several of them 20 years ago to promote our 15th Reunion. That's when we sent out a special Blue Book exam with the questions, and later provided the answers in our own Reunion HUSTLER (with apologizes even today to Neil Skene, the real editor of the HUSTLER our senior year). :)

Now through the wonders of the Internet, we can do this quiz on line here at the blog site and provide some great prizes to those who get the answers right (at least the first three folks who do).

So study up on those COMMODORE annuals and try and find that 15th Reunion Blue Book exam or the Reunion HUSTLER we sent you back in 1988 (I know, yeah, right. I do still have my copies, but then I am wierd like that).

So see you back here Monday as we pick up the pace on this blog. We want to get everyone in the mood and excited about our Reunion, which is just a little over 6 weeks away.

We will begin at least daily postings here, including more photos, stories, memories, TV news stories and TV ads, all from that special period we spent together at Vanderbilt from 1969 to 1973.

So bookmark this site or set up an alert from here to your computer to let you know everytime we have something new posted. For those of you coming to the site for the first time, welcome and please feel free to review all the previous posts (over 30 of them) that date back to when this blog first began back in late February.

And to everybody who comes here, please let me know what you think about what you read and see and hear on this site. Also tell me what memories you have or stories or pictures you'd like to share...all by clicking on the comments link at the bottom of each blog posting.

If you do have photos, I would happy to get them from you and post them on the blog for everyone to enjoy. The easiest way to do that is to scan them and e-mail them to me ( Or we can work out a way to have them mailed to me (or locally in Nashville I can pick them up). I promise to return any photos after they are scanned so we can place them on the site.


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