Remember That Time At Homecoming That …
It was 1959. It was the end of October and Homecoming weekend at SEMO. A pleasantly warm day, the foliage was at the height of its color. I was a senior, and as a member of the Golden Eagles band this was my last time to march down Broadway in the Homecoming parade. I remember how proud I felt to be a part of this band that had earned a good reputation not only for its handsome uniforms but also for its precise execution of figures on the football field and its high quality musicianship.
Judith (Palmer) Foard ‘60
It was 1963, and as a Golden Eagle, my main Homecoming memory was lining up for the parade early Saturday morning and presenting the pre-game and half-time show in the afternoon. Whew, what a day! That’s what Homecoming meant to me. What a proud Golden Eagle I was!!!
Sharon Fox ‘67
It was 2012. My girlfriend and I painted our faces for the game, and we were featured on the front page of the Arrow. We were able to get a large group of our friends to paint their faces, too. It was the most school spirit I have ever had at a football game, and it was SO MUCH FUN! Everyone had so much energy, and it was great just to sing and chant with everyone as we cheered on the Redhawks.
Pamela Avila ‘14
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
It was 1961. I remember riding in a convertible to represent my sorority, Tri Sigma. It was my last Homecoming, and I finally talked my boyfriend into coming down from his university to share it with me. Homecoming was always eagerly anticipated from the time classes started. Trying to come up with a float that represented the theme that year, and then pairing with a fraternity to build it. Fun times abounded and stuffing chicken wire ‘til our fingers were numb was not a problem. We sang sorority songs and fraternity songs while we worked. I guess that still goes on today–its tradition!
Marilyn (McGraw) Beiter ‘62
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