Campus History

Flashin’ on Flashback

Your photo of George Holmes [Flashback, Winter 2012] brought back many great memories. My husband, John T. (Tom) DeYoung ’49, was chairman of Homecoming in 1948, and George was a member of his committee. Tom and I had been married just three months, and it was a thrill for me to be Homecoming queen.

That was some weekend, with Fred Waring and his huge choir performing Friday night at the Field House. Then there were two proms in the Union Saturday night with Tommy Dorsey’s band and Vaughn Monroe (I think). The football team didn’t do too well, but it was fun to watch anyway, and to be introduced on the field at halftime as king and queen.

Jill Floden DeYoung ’47 Stanwood, Michigan

Published in the Spring 2013 issue


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