“Key” to our past…
About a month ago, I bought a couple of Key yearbooks off of Ebay. They were from 1924 and 1938. I had no reason for picking up those two years, but ’24 was the oldest one I’d ever seen available, and the seller also had ’38, so I bought them both and saved on the shipping and handling.
I started in on the 1924 book. It was in a little bit worse shape, so I had to approach it gingerly, turning pages carefully, so as not to pull them free from the binding. I started at the front and just worked my way through.
One thing I found strange was the section of “Graduating Sophomores.” I believe the normal college was a 2 year teaching school at the time though, so it made sense once I thought about it.
The first gem I stumbled across was one of those Graduating Sophomores. The name jumped off the page at me, “Melva Gibson.” No way… Melva Gibson was my maternal grandmother’s sister… my great-aunt!!
Next on the list of really cool finds was a page detailing the first marching band!! As a former member of the FMB, it was so cool to read the little blurb and look at the picture and see those first marchers and their director/drum major. Awesome! (click to view the large image and check out all their hats/beanies!!!)
There are more gems, and I’ll share them in the weeks and months to come, but maybe my favorite find was a page that fell out. Definitely one of my favorite BGSU picture ever. I’m getting a frame made for it. I just love this…