We attended Ole Miss Homecoming yesterday – my first return to my alma mater in more than 20 years.
I never saw a glimpse of the much publicized new Bear mascot, but Colonel Rebel was everywhere. Don’t tell me the Colonel has been retired!
What happened to the bear? I’m not sure, but I saw some pretty strong evidence that the bear may not gain immediate acceptance. Above, Conley and I spotted a tee shirt that was being sold in The Grove. (Sorry about that, Mr. Bear.)
The Colonel stopped to visit Bella and Sophia, granddaughters of Doug and Sheila Wood from West Point. Later he was interviewed by a film crew preparing a documentary for the Mississippi Department of Tourism. (Unfortunately he lit up a cigarette. Shame on you Colonel – it should have at least been a cigar.)
Susan and Kyle Chandler were great tailgate hosts. Kyle prepared the centerpiece in the background. Never knew Kyle had such a way with flowers. Hmmm. Do we see a new career for post-retirement?