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Living and Dead

Your feel-good Williams article of the day comes from the New York Times.

All around the room, alumni living and dead are staring at the kid. On one dark, oak-paneled wall, a picture of the 1901 football team — smallish players with their hair slicked back and parted in the middle in the style of the day — looks down. From the folding chairs crammed tight around tables, old men with hair either gray or gone, look at him and nod.

In a clear, strong voice, the tailback addresses the room.

Without looking, can you guess the year of publication? Read the whole thing.

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#1 Comment By frank uible On February 17, 2008 @ 11:12 am

For those of you who have not experienced a Williams Sideline Quarterback Club luncheon come on down to the foot of Spring Street at the Log – each Wednesday immediately preceding a Williams varsity football game (home or away) at noon for about an hour. Williams football festivities involving players, coaches, youngsters, old timers and visiting firemen and firewomen. Ladies especially welcome!

#2 Comment By FROSH mom On February 17, 2008 @ 11:22 am

That sounds like so much fun, Frank. Wish I had known about when I was last there.

But, there’s next time.