Letters to the Editor
My wife (Mary Anderson, MS '96) and I (Brad Carson, B.S. '96 in Forestry) just received the most recent edition of Purdue Agriculture Connections.
It was incredible to read the article on the forestry commons chair and Richard Cadle. I cannot tell you how many hours I spent sitting in that chair in the commons playing a game or two of euchre. I remember how much the thing weighed ... it had to be 25 pounds, if not more.
I had looked at that plaque numerous times and come to the incorrect conclusion that it was some long-forgotten memorial left over from some faculty member's departure or the like.
I can't tell you how the story about Rita McKenzie's pursuit of the history of the chair touched me. It is truly awesome to see that this piece of Forestry history was not lost and that so many years later Cadle's family was brought back into the department.
Thank you, Rita, for your pursuit of this history.
Brad Carson, BS '96
I just read the great article in Purdue Agriculture Connections about the chair. Today was a tough day, and to come home and read such an article lifted my spirits.
Scott Jamieson, BS '84
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