Monday, January 30, 2012

A Visit with my History Professor from Years Gone By

This past Saturday I and a few of my college classmates from The King's College (formerly of Briarcliff Manor, New York) visited  one of our former history professors, Dr. Howard Vos in Philadelphia, PA. It was a partly sunny day and I took the train in for the visit. Below are some of the pictures from the trip.

I began my train trip at the Lansdale, PA, train station pictured above.

A similar train to the one I rode at 30th Street Station in Philadephia

A view from the Sesquehanna River on my walk from
30th Street Station to Dr. Howard Vos' residence

The apartment complex where he lives

Dr. Howard Vos in the center with some of my college friends

Dr. Howard Vos and more of my college friends - all history majors

Some nearby street art

More of the street art

A bit of nature in Center City, Philadelphia

Beautiful red berries on a tree

And if you are interested in seeing some of The King's College Briarcliff campus
and have six minutes to watch it, here's a YouTube video I discovered. It's
not the highest quality; but the views of the buildings brought back many memories.




20 comments:

  1. It is always fun to hook back up with old professors. Nice trip!

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    1. Thanks, sage. It was good to see him again; though sad to see him so frail. Currently, I am being reminded alot about our fraility and mortality. I think it is hitting me like never before that I am growing older.

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  2. Quality adequate on vid, music says it all. I hope everyone appreciated the effort Dr. Vos must have expended to get dressed up for his guests, and how genuinely happy he looks. You did good, Tim.

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    1. Thanks, Geo. We were told later that he was all smiles for many hours after we all left. It was a good visit.

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  3. Precious memories for the Dr. and for you. What a special time. there will be stars in your Crown for doing that.

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    1. Thanks, photowannabe. My reward was just seeing him smile and having a great afternoon.

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  4. A neat trip on the train ((i always enjoy the train to avoid traffic) and a wonderful meeting with friends and the Professor. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Sue Anne. I'm grateful that one of my college friends took the initiative to organize it.

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  5. Looks like the professor enjoyed his visit. How nice of all of you to take the trip to see him.

    Love the flower murals!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. He did and we did - perfect combination. :) Glad you enjoyed the flower murals. I thought they were special.

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  6. What a beautiful train station on the top picture ! The river seemed very cold and even frozen.
    It was a great tribute to your professor. He was, you were happy to meet you such a long time after and to know what you all are now became.

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    1. Thanks, Cergie. Glad you like the train station. And he did really appreciate our coming. :)

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  7. I bet the red berry is our European holy !

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  8. Sorry to hear about your Uncle George (previous post). I love those old photos.

    That's a beauty of a train station. I didn't know you were a history major.

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    1. Thanks for your condolences. And aren't old photos wonderful?

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  9. What a wonderful outing that must have been for you and your classmates, Tim. WOW. I guess if the college is small enough, you can have this kind of intimacy...something I never really experienced at the University of Michigan. I'm sure it meant a lot to your professor, as well as to you! It was also another good photo op, I see!

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    1. Thanks, Ginnie. It was wonderful for all of us! And that's the thing that's great about attending small schools. You get to know the professer and the professor learns to know you.

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  10. Hi TIm. Terrific post. That train station is a beauty, and your Philadelphia visit brought back memories of my trip there last spring. I'm sure you college prof appreciated your visit. I know I do when old students stop by to say hi and thank you.

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  11. Jennifer Kavgian MarshOctober 23, 2017 at 6:54 PM

    Just stumbled upon this gem while doing an internet search for Dr. Vos. I love the video! I graduated in 1993 and now my daughter, currently a high school junior, has chosen The King’s College as her number one college choice.

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