Don Nelson said to me on Facebook:
"Your dad was known as WQUA's shadow program director.......all he had to do was make a comment to Verne Flambo and 24 hours later.....it was policy."
To the tables down at Mory's, to the place where Louis dwellsThe origins of The Whiffenpoof Song can be traced to a 1907 winter trip by the Yale Glee Club, when two of the group's founding members created a humorous adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling poem, "Gentleman Rankers." Upon the conclusion of the song's premiere at Mory's Temple Bar, the singers declared it their anthem, "to be sung at every meeting, reverently standing." In the hundred years since, each class of Whiffenpoofs has sung The Whiffenpoof Song at the end of every concert as a celebration of brotherhood and tradition. The song has been recorded by Rudy Vallée, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, and countless others.
to the dear old Temple Bar we love so wellsing the Whiffenpoofs assembled, with their glasses raised on highand the magic of their singing casts its spell
I added a Facebook page for Moline Memories. I do not want to get into too many technical details, especially since some classmates are still learning to upload photos without asking their grandchildren how to do it.
But it goes like this - The more social media work in tandem, the more people will use one or the other form. I thought Twitter was dumb, but there are many serious uses for it now.
Once I have it set up, Facebook will notify Twitter followers of news about this blog. I think that is pretty neat. There are some other methods, which I am trying to learn how to apply.
This is fun. People from our class are getting together over Facebook and whatever else works.
The Class of 1968 has a great selection of photos.
My Facebook friends are welcome to copy the Moline/QC photos I have in my albums.
Captain Ernie has a gigantic selection of photos and memories. Here are Baker's Dairy photos.
Do you want your reunion mentioned? Just send a message via Facebook or firstname.lastname@example.org
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“WQUA, Moline’s Hometown Station” can be purchased for $15 at the Rock Island County Historical Society library, 822 11th Ave., Moline. Telephone: (309) 764-8590.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.