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Re: Hello/now vegetables/MD

Funny - my kid bro did his undergrad work at Widener ('82)

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "James R. Fisher" <garrideb@well.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 22 Mar 2003 13:26:31 -0500

>Marge Talt wrote:
>>>From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>>>I graduated in 1979. Haven't seen it since then. Yes - very
>>>Good school - 12th oldest in the country. Are the diplomas still in
>>>Latin?? (I'm looking at mine on the wall in here) expensive
>Have no idea about the
>> Latin...now you mention it, don't know as I ever got a good look at
>> that diploma other than in a rolled up state with a ribbon around it,
>> clutched in the hand of the graduate:-)
>> It was expensive and probably is more now:-)  But, as you say, a good
>> school and one of the oldest.  Also a small school, which I think a
>> good thing from a learning standpoint.  All in all, we were quite
>That brings to mind my experience with Latin diplomas. After having
>given out diplomas in Latin for 300+ years, my school chose 1962 (my
>year) to switch to English. That led to the famed 'Diploma Riots';
>we had latin orations condeming the changs on the steps of Widener
>Library, and I got my first and only taste of tear gas...
>Jim Fisher
>Vienna, Virginia USA
>38.9 N 77.2 W
>USDA Zone 7
>Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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