Do you remember an engineering student named Alan Ardanowski? I am trying to facebook him. He was good friends with me but I moved from Livonia to Grand Rapids 30 years ago and havent heard from him since. He was in the class from 1977. I graduated in 1978. thanks.
I too met my wife in the UMD Library. (1975-1977)
She was working behind the desk and I walked into the library with a paper cup full of water. If you recall there was a sign posted on the door that said: "NO BEVERAGES ALLOWED IN THE LIBRARY."
She said to me as I tried to breeze by: "Excuse me, but no beverages in the library."
I informed her that it was water, and that water is not a beverage.
I continued to walk down the stacks and hid to see if she would go up to the large Webster dictionary sitting on the podium to look up the definition of "beverage." She sure did!
Beverage: any potable liquid, esp. one other than water, as tea, coffee, beer, or milk.
Later she admitted telling a coworker, "He is cute, but what a smarty pants!”
This August we will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.
She went on to become a librarian and myself an engineer.
I loved that she used a reference resource to deal with a behavior issue! You guys have a great story, and could easily have been one of the couples "interviewed" during the Sally/Harry movie! I look forward to meeting you at the reunion!
I met my husband at the library while working. He came in carrying a glass of water and I told him that beverages were not allowed in the library. He replied that water is not a beverage. I looked at my co-worker and said, that guy's kinda cute, but what a smartie! That was in 1976. We've been married 30 years.
I attended UMD from Oct. 1964 to Feb. 1969 and during that time I worked at least one semester in the library. I remember the young lady who worked at the checkout desk during the time I worked as having one eye brown and the other blue. If life permits I would love to come for the party and revisit the campus. It has been over 20 years since I have had the opportunity revisit. I however did not meet my wife in the library - how I did is another story.
I have fond memories of my fellow part timers and library staff while a student and hope they consider attending this event : Catalog Dept: Kathy Schriener and asst. Linda ?, plus Linda (who loved to sing) and Diane (who always had the nicest hair and nails); Tim Joy (who was always looking to laugh and have fun) Ginny Coots, Circulation Manager who had her hands full but a good sport, and one of my best college friends the aforementioned, JoAnna. We worked in the original library that was opposite the old cafeteria (remember the french fries?) which had two or three study modules or trailers for students, beyond the collection. (The new building came up after 1979). One summer, the library gang piled into cars and drove to Cedar Point for a day trip and it was the best!