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Since several seemed to enjoy yesterday's Dr. Nichols story,
and since I need a blog, I decided to tell two new stories.
As mentioned ...
Dr. Alice Nichol's, was Dean of the Fine Arts Department
when I was in college about 100 years ago.
She was a close friend & contemporary of
famous artist, Georgia O'Keefe.
She was a no-nonsense, one-of-a-kind, force-of-nature.
Short, with grey hair in a flat top, horn-rimmed glasses,
smoked a pipe, wore motorcycle boots, rode a motorcycle or
drove her MG convertible & carried a little dog under her arm.
You've got the picture, right?
This was in conservative Indiana in the 60's.
As an art major, I was in her art appreciation class.
I worked hard and had an A average.
I thought I was safe cutting a class.
Next class, in front of the entire class, Dr. Nichol's said
I don't care of you have A's, if you cut my class again
I'll flunk you! I believed her & never missed another class.
Years later, after Dr. Nichols retired ...
I received a postcard from Italy.
She was on a trip and wrote to me!
I was beyond thrilled, and she signed it "Love, Alice"!
I still have it here, somewhere?
I'll never throw it away.
A misplaced treasure, but it is here, honest!
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