Another Semester Done...

Seventy six semesters of cannon fire...cannon fire! I remember oh so well the first time Dave and I ever heard it when we were in our new house and wondered what it was and then a slow grin of recognition grew across his face as he said "The engineers have graduated." Each year, twice a year the engineers fire off Old Trusty for each graduating
Old Trusty at The University of Oklahoma
engineer. Last night there must have been quite a few as I heard quite a bit of cannon fire. 
Shortly after the Carillon bells in the bell tower started their 6:00 p.m. strike. All can be heard from my house. 

We live close enough to the campus that we get the flavor of campus sounds, from game day festivities to the roar of the stadium when the football team scores a touchdowns. Frat house parties when they have a bands playing to the roar of the crowds when OU hits one out of the park at the baseball park or when the girls score a goal you can see the fireworks from our house. Who wouldn't want to live here? 

OU is a beautiful campus just to take a Sunday stroll on to admire the landscaping and the architecture. It's also a great place with great traditions to get an education. I sometimes wonder why you have to leave Norman to see a great play, browse amongst the history of our ancestors or gaze upon the works of Rembrandt or Picasso or listen to fine classical music? Answer is, you don't, it's all right here at OU..ever changing exhibits, artists, musicians and playwrights, its here with the finest faculty and students. Norman is so fortunate to have on its doorstep the finest public university in the United States.  I can say my David would say that David Boren has accomplished the "Yale of the West" here at OU.  

I did not go to OU nor was I born here in this state, but I would have to say after living here in Norman for 43 of my 66 years I would have to declare I am a Sooner at heart no matter where I will be in the world


1 comment:

  1. What a neat tradition....didn't know about the cannon. OU does indeed have a beautiful campus! You have a perfect location for all that OU offers. David Boren was a professor at OBU when I was there (sadly, I did not have a class with him).


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