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Memories from Charlie Martin ’63

I have some special memories of SMU, class of 63: 1. Formed “Fiji Islanders” folk song group, then shortly changed our name to “Men About Town” and serenading sorority row with “The Brother’s Four.”               … Continue reading

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One of Many Favorite SMU Memories

During the early 1960s comedian Bob Hope made several visits to the SMU campus. On one occasion he arrived by helicopter after a recent snow storm. Admiring students took advantage of the melting snow to welcome Bob with a fusillade … Continue reading

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Memories of Judy Franklin Jordan ’62 and Steve Jordan ’62

The right Choice… Judy Franklin was elected Manada Queen but she found herself without a “suitable” date for the Ball. She asked me to be her escort and the rest is history. Embarrassing Moments… Teammate Jim Hammond and I were … Continue reading

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SMU Memories from Jim Grant ’62, Peruna Handler

The year was 1960 and SMU was playing Rice in a night game at the Cotton Bowl  in the first conference game after losing 3 tough non-conference games away.  There was a good crowd looking  for a win.  Neither my … Continue reading

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Memories from D’Ann Dublin Riemer

My best and lifelong friends were made on the Hilltop, not in elementary school or high school or as a professional, but during our freshman year in the fall of 1958.  A walk down memory lane finds me in Snider … Continue reading

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Memories from Bob Mebus ’62

I fondly remember cheeseburgers at Gordo’s trying to decide whether to attend a Sunday evening double-feature at the Majestic. No one knew why Gordo’s couldn’t open on Election Day until after the polls closed since none of us could legally … Continue reading

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Lucas B & B

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Memories from Bob Cecil ’62

I wanted to go to SMU ever since I was nine years old watching Doak Walker and Kyle Rote on the gridiron. Memories are many, but pranks and shenanigans were at the top of my list. One memory that was … Continue reading

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Memories from Dixie Conley Gordon ’62

How can I ever pick out one favorite memory from college?  My entire college experience was piled with favorites.  Even a couple of heartbreaks were memorable. One of the most unique memories is that many, many of us started together … Continue reading

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