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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Memory Lane

Courtesy of Sweet Sharon, TOF has been gifted with some old photos from my storied college years. People who know me now will gaze at them in wonder and ask, "Where is the rest of him?" And indeed it is true that I am now twice the man I was then.
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Yes, that's TOF on the right
 Gadzooks, was I skinny. I'll have to clip the picture and tape it to the refrigerator as motivation.

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l to r. your humble host, Sweet Sharon, FRXL, Cookie, Sterling.
The second picture was taken about the time of the annual Caisson Ball. A HS friend of mine, Sterling Carter, had come down as my guest. Sterling was in an infantry ROTC unit at U Scranton, whereas I was in the artillery -- "Caisson," right? -- at LaSalle. That made me a big shot, LOL. TOF learned how to call artillery fire down on your grid coordinates. You have been warned.

The fellow who appears in both pictures was Francis Raymond Xavier Lyons, known to all as FRXL (pronounced as spelled). I lost track of him over the years since graduation, alas; but the saga of the frijoles negros will live forever.




1 comment:

  1. In top photo I note an arm in sling, AND a crutch.  Did you call in artillery as just retribution (perhaps for the said frijoles?), or did you read the wrong scale on the sliderule (oops)?  

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