Thx for posting tiger_swimmer (saw it moments b/4 on Alumni site) but what a
Nov 10, 2021, 12:26 PM
grand ole place especially in my life.
In the 50’s my parents took us there for Sunday lunch from Greenville..in 1966 my parents gave me a graduation luncheon there..in 199? I went there from Charlotte to be present for the huge & sad announcement that Danny was fired (stood with former lineman & Architect Jimmy Wells, brother of Joel)..and for years I camped out below it in parking spaces overlooking Bowman Field in a small camper van where I watched many homecoming displays being built by students along with hearing their loud music.
When I was a freshman and only 18 there was a cool old teacher that lived in there. I won't give his name, but he was an architect teacher. He would serve us one drink. Always thought that was cool. RIP
When I was accepted to Clemson, I was invited to join the Honors Program, which at that time was housed in Clemson House. I toured Clemson House, met several of the students, then said that I would join the Honors Program ONLY IF I was not required to live in Clemson House. I did not want to be labeled a geek.
Well, Clemson House got the last laugh. I only lasted a year in the Honors Program (probation after fall semester, expulsion after spring). Wonder what might have happened differently if I had lived there?
Thanks for sharing, TigerSwimmer. My sister lived there when she was at Clemson. She absolutely loved it. She had a chance to move into an apartment, but chose to remain at the CHouse. She said that everything she needed was right there. Not to mention the remarkable friendships she made while there.
My parents and I ate there and when I didn't go home for Thanksgiving one year in early 70's I went up there to eat. I remember meeting a distinguished Col. Sanders lookalike. A very polite white haired and goatee gentleman dressed in a white suite. Fascinating.