These are photos taken and developed by my Aggie dad, Stanley Lovelace, Class of '77. It wasn't until I graduated from Texas A&M that I began to appreciate these photos as much as I do now. I only wish my Aggie grandpa had taken photos, as well.
These are photos of the Corps of Cadets, Squadron 6 -- "Bonfire Committee" -- Fall 1976.
Wearing football shoulder pads (or some other kind of padding) to help ease the pain of the log's weight..
I can only imagine how big the bonfire was in Fall 1976, and how heavy each log must've been! Men on each side of a single log...and (as you can see) still struggling.
This guy's probably wondering, "Why did I sign up for this?!" and maybe even, "Why am I wearing a polka dot cap?"
20+ men to carry a single log.... 20+ "Corps of Cadets" men, that is.
Time for a water break... looks like football practice with those shoulder pads.
Straightening up on campus...lookin' sharp, Squadron 6!
Sul Ross hasn't changed much since '77... maybe a wrinkle or two.
Graduation in May 1977, before Reed Arena was built. Located in no-longer-present G. Rollie White Coliseum (R.I.P.)