It started out as a pretty normal night.
Elva Whitney-Parker ‘53 only attended Pacific University for a class or two, but the memories of her time as part of the Pacific community have lingered.
Susan Pool had seen the blanket dozens of times. “My mother used this to wrap around a giant ceramic Santa Claus that was in a cedar chest for years,” she said. It wasn’t until Mom, and the cedar chest, moved in with Susan that the family discovered the blanket was something more.
“I tossed this behind the wall so that maybe in the future someone would see it. Obviously if you’re reading it you’ve seen it. I don’t know how old it is but you do.” Bryan Dibble, it seems, always enjoyed history, even when he didn’t realize it.
Manche Langley was one of the matriarchs of women lawyers in the Portland area in the 1900s. The 13th woman admitted to practice in Oregon and a founder of the Queen’s Bench — a professional organization of women in law — Langley got her start at Tualatin Academy, the predecessor of Pacific University.
The clouds in the sky only make the smiles on the football field brighter. It’s a Tuesday morning, and Bob Schurman, an old friend of the Pacific University football program, is making his first visit to Lincoln Park Stadium.
“Love,” Ed McQuary ’63 says simply. “You gotta love kids in order to coach.”