HOMECOMING 1965 & 1966 ByCurly McNamee (Class
When I attended Seattle University, the Homecoming dance
(along with the ROTC Military Ball) were the two formal events of the
school year. A sense of excitement would fill the campus leading up to
In 1965, I was dating Judy Bride (now my wife of 41 years)
and I wanted to impress her, so I asked her to the Homecoming dance. The
dance was held on February 4th in the best downtown Seattle hotel –
the Olympic. The theme of the night was “Port Seattle.” I rented a tuxedo
and Judy purchased a formal gown. We began the evening with a fantastic dinner
at Rosellini’s 610 Restaurant and then moved along to the main event, dancing
at the Olympic Hotel. We ended the evening by capturing it in a
The following year, Judy and I returned to the Olympic Hotel
for an evening of “Stargazing,” that was the theme of the 1966 Homecoming
dance. We again captured the magic of the evening with a photo.
It’s memories like these, that
make my wife and me happy that the tradition of Homecoming is returning to
This year, Homecoming is still in its infancy and consists of the Hall of Fame
Luncheon and a Pre-game Rally on February 2nd, 2013.
Homecoming gives me the opportunity to return to my alma
mater, and re-live my days at Seattle U, while giving a new generation of
students the chance to create their own Homecoming memories.
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