Special bond
Those of us who attended Washington State University (or College) have a special bond. This is our experience and memories of our time there.

Sometimes those thoughts are made even more poignant by an article such as “A Hidden History” in the spring issue of Washington State Magazine. For all of us there is a story. It is the thread of WSU that binds us together.

Thank you for providing a periodic reminder of this wonderful bond.

David Leonard ’60


Quiet time
On the rare occasions where I have an unexpected hour of quiet time, I like to grab a magazine and read it all. This typically takes me through a Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, or the Sunday NYT. This evening I stumbled across a free hour and the first periodical in the pile was the latest WSM.

What a treat. The stories were not just informative and interesting, but captivating. From Orrin Pilkey to “Lessons of the Forest,” “Closer Inspection” to “The Wire,” it was a spectacular read from cover to cover.

Well done. Thank you.

Greg Witter ’84


Flour power
I suppose it’s a little late to be commenting on an article in your magazine, since I just received the spring issue, but I’m going to do it anyway. The article on local wheat flour brought back memories of Flourgirls Flour, and some hope for the future. Flourgirls was a great product but I was only able to use it for a couple of years, having discovered it late in the brand’s life. If WSU were to produce a similar product and market it at the same outlets that handle Cougar Gold cheese, as well as natural food and regional specialty stores, I think you’d have a winner. I know I’d buy it and encourage everybody I know to do likewise.

Madilane Perry ’69


Generally there are only two or three articles that I really enjoy. But I read the spring 2012 issue from cover to cover. Rather than a have a specific focus, you provided a wonderfully diverse picture of what is best in WSU and Washington; food, CSI, insects, books, farming, gardening—oh my.

Irene Tichelaar ’68


From our website:

Let him swim

Great article! I’ve never met Tom [Jager], but had heard about some of his achievements through his father, Bob, with whom I worked at the DMA Aerospace Center (now NGA). I’m happy to see that Tom has established a good career in coaching. He should know a thing or two about swimming!

Phil Butler


I love this magazine. However, I was wondering why, in your In Memoriam, you don’t mention where the person lived? Their living group was very important especially in the first couple of years; it helps identify the person in case of similar names. Please consider this? Best wishes.

Nancy R. Lindenberg ’56

This would be a good addition. However, this detail isn’t in our records. If the residence is included in the information we receive, we will definitely print it. —Editor


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Rogers Field at Washington State College 1926
Rogers Field construction c. 1926


Martin Stadium construction in 2012
Martin Stadium construction in 2012