DTD at MC #46

Hi Guys,

Well today is Marietta’s graduation. So there are a number of new men joining the ranks of us “old guys.” Welcome guys. Please be sure to send us your new email address when you get it, remembering that MC is going to delete your current one in the future. We are glad to have the new blood also to help the alumni football team continue it’s domination of the undergraduates.

I have an announcement to make. I will be moving back home to Marietta, hopefully by the end of the year. My company is preparing to open a store in Marietta, and I will be transferred to it when it opens. I’m pretty excited to be able to go home. When you come to town for whatever reason, give me a call, so we can get together.

The chapter Web site has some pictures of our golf outing/ritual equipment building day, check them out at the Web site. You can see my magnificent golf swing – not (I understand that I was named a “greek freak” because the guys didn’t care for it).

I have received some notes from the guys since my last email, so lets get to them, and see what the alums have to say. Joshua Downey sent me the following note, thanks for updating your address Joshua. And the best of luck with going out into the “cold hard world.”

Hey there Rick,

My name’s Joshua Downey. I just wanted to make sure to get this out of the way while I’m at it and to update your email list while I’m ahead. I’ll be a graduating senior coming up and I wanted to make sure that you had my other email as this account will be stopped 6 months after graduation. My other email is *protected email* I believe. If it’s wrong I’ll let you know soon. Also, to help you take this one off the mailing list, it’s *protected email*. Thanks, and look forward to hearing from ya. Keep up the good work with this!
Joshua Downey

Steve Fox sent me the next note, and I am happy to forward things for any of you, if you wish. But for your use, the chapter Web site has our address book, with all of the addresses we have. It is password protected, with the password being; **removed**

Hey Rick, would you be able to send me Ted Smith’s e-mail address? I would appreciate it.

Steve Fox

Robert Gibson sent me the following note, and as I’ve said before if you feel a brother may not wish to be included in these emails, forward them to him and let him make up his own mind. I hope that we can get everyone included, but I realize that may not happen. All we can do is try, so thanks for the effort Robert.

Dennis McNaboe is a Dean at Alderson Broadus College in WV. I’ll see if I can get an email address out of him that I can share with you.

Steve Pouliot sent me the next one, and just like he is interested in finding out about “Madbax,” I’m sure that John would be interested in finding out about Steve, can someone help us out here?

I would love to know what John “MADBAX” Baxley is up to.

Steve Pouliot

Smitty sent me the next question, and I’m sorry that I don’t have much of an answer for him. I guess that most of my energy is focused on the 2008 homecoming (our 40th) but if the undergrads would like to share any plans with me, I’ll be sure to post them.

Hey Rick,
I know we hve date for Homecoming, Oct 19-21, but do we have a list of things that we are planning as certain events? Also are we doing a large joint venture with a local hotel for the amount of alumni that will be attending this year? Just a thought.

Nick Smith a.k.a. Smitty ’00

Finally, I got a note following up on the youtube video from the last email. Dave Broome sent me this heads-up about another music video from one of us. Jon Bolden has one of his original compositions posted on youtube. I really hope that you check it out, Jon is a pretty talented guy, in my opinion. Care to tell us something about this video Jon? I’d love to post something from you.


Your last e-mailing included a ‘heads-up’ from Chris Kurtz about the music video that was filmed in the Delt house at MC. The Athens, OH-based group ‘Flinch’ apparently made that video 2 or three years ago! The undergrads seem to have forgotten to mention that interesting tidbit to us old dudes. In any case, in the “related” videos on the youtube page which shows that video, there is another one… one of our very own alumni, Jon Bolden (class of ’05, I think) has a very impressive music video. Normally, I’d be reluctant to highlight someone else’s accomplishments without their input, but hey, its already on youtube (and its
really good).

Dave Broome ’88


That’s about all I have this week, we are going into the summer, so I won’t have any input from the undergrads, all I will have to talk about is what you guys send me. So it’s up to you, help me out.

The names of the “lost brothers” I need help with this week are: Gordon Turner ’71, Neal Mettler ’74, William Snyder ’74 (he’s been lost since I was an undergrad, last I heard he had moved to Houston), Greg McComas ’77, David Duffy ’80, David Caldwell ’87, and Jimmy Martinez ’87.

Have a good week, and to the undergrads, enjoy your summer.

Rick Neel ’73