Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - University of Alabama 1941

Alpha Sigma Phi
University of Alabama 1941

Following graduation from the James Monroe High School in the Bronx, New York, my father, Edward F. Nunn attended the University of Alabama. This photo, with no names provided, is of him with his Alpha Sigma Phi brothers. Dad is last row, third from right.

Why would a New York City boy attend the University of Alabama? My mother's best guess 70+ years later was: It had a good engineering school; it was less expensive than the Ivy League school his brother attended.  

Because the dark clouds of war were on the horizon, Dad spent only two years at the University. But those two years made him a life long University of Alabama football fan.  To this day we root for Alabama, because it would make Dad very happy.  

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