June 23, 2014
Old school: U-M in History
Well-dressed gentlemen and ladies look on, as a clown joins band performers in a Michigan Union Shows parade, circa 1909. (Photo courtesy of Bentley Historical Library)
This month in history (92 years ago)
In the poem “Just a Few More Days,” printed June 4, 1922, in The Michigan Daily, the writer celebrates pending graduation:
“Go stepping, Mr. Motorman,
“And jerk this car along.
“Exams are done, we’re going home,
“And want the going strong.
“You have a load, the whistle’s good,
“So make the lizzies scramble;
“In Ypsi, Wayne and Dearborn too
“Just toot and let ’er ramble…”
— From “A Book of Days, 150 Years of Student Life at Michigan”