CRAIG CONLEY (Prof. Oddfellow) is recognized by Encarta as “America’s most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation.” He has been called a “language fanatic” by Page Six gossip columnist Cindy Adams, a “cult hero” by Publisher’s Weekly, a “monk for the modern age” by George Parker, and “a true Renaissance man of the modern era, diving headfirst into comprehensive, open-minded study of realms obscured or merely obscure” by Clint Marsh. An eccentric scholar, Conley’s ideas are often decades ahead of their time. He invented the concept of the “virtual pet” in 1980, fifteen years before the debut of the popular “Tamagotchi” in Japan. His virtual pet, actually a rare flower, still thrives and has reached an incomprehensible size. Conley’s website is
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May 2, 2022 (permalink)

"The happiest days of your life" ... when there's nobody there?  From Elon's 1958 yearbook.
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May 1, 2022 (permalink)

An old postcard gifted to me by friends in Wales.
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April 30, 2022 (permalink)

Almost a "castle in the air" quality to this.  From the University of the South's 1918 yearbook.
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If you can't name the comic strip character they're painting, there's a clue in the lower right of the photo.  From Mary Washington's 1953 yearbook.
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"There are good times, there are bad; from here ..."  From Berea's 1968 yearbook.
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"Someone in the great somewhere hears every word."  From Olivet Nazarene's 1974 yearbook.
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From Mitchell's 1965 yearbook.
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From St. Joseph's 1964 yearbook.
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From the apparently rare Southern Ghosts by Nancy Roberts.
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From Cult of the Cat by Nicholas Saunders.
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April 16, 2022 (permalink)

From Hypnotism As It Is by Xenophon LaMotte Sage, 1900.
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You may have wondered about this.  Here's what happens to mascots between games.  From The Gateway, 1971.
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April 7, 2022 (permalink)

Memories of college.  From Kent State's 1959 yearbook.
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"Feel close to nature."  From Concordia's 1976 yearbook.
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From Kansas State's 1988 yearbook.
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"It is my party."  From Kittens and Cats by Eulalie Osgood Grover, 1911.
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A ghost from Emerson's 1980 yearbook.
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From Duke's 1996 yearbook.
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Memories of college.  From Rockford's 1974 yearbook.
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From the apparently rare Southern Ghosts by Nancy Roberts.
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