Doris Mackaman Corrie

Doris Mackaman1936
Doris Corrie2006

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Being From a Drake Family

"I had five brothers and they all graduated from Drake ... my youngest son graduated from Drake ... and I had nephews here."
Interview, Spring 2006

A Memorial for Our Parents

"This was The Depression when I went to Drake. And ... later when my brothers and I were thinking about a memorial for our parents, we decided to make a scholarship to Drake."
Interview, Spring 2006

Favorite Professor

"She had been a missionary in Burma and ... she had traveled ... and brought that into her classes."
Interview, Spring 2006

Commencement Memory

"I was a secretary of the senior class and our reception was at Terrace Hill ... I stood in line with Eleanor Roosevelt."
Interview, Spring 2006

Drinking During Prohibition

"Iowa was supposed to be dry at the time. And spiked beer out at Moonlight, that was a big hang."
Interview, Spring 2006

Enjoying Life In a Different Era

"I lived in two eras... we had riding horses there, ponies, a sleigh, and a buggy. We built a log cabin up in the 40 acre woods where we had dances and slumber parties... we had all that fun that no body else had."
Interview, Spring 2006

Choosing Drake

"By the time I went to Drake, the senior professors at Drake had been entertained in our house ... what I feel was the best that I got from Drake was that feeling of community with an exciting, intellectual group, and also the friendships that came from it."
Interview, Spring 2006

Campus Life

"I remember for one thing, that you dressed up to go to school. You wore a hat, I wore gloves, I wore heels."
Interview, Spring 2006

Relationships and Events

"So I walked down campus with those two men and I had the sense enough to say to myself, 'if you live to be 90 Doris, you'll never be out in more distinguished company'... And I'm 91, and I never have been. That was really wonderful."
Interview, Spring 2006

World Events

"During the Dust Bowl ... I certainly remember how awful that was."
Interview, Spring 2006

Life After Drake

"The thing that really counts in life is love. Being able to give love and get love is it. You got that and you've got it."
Interview, Spring 2006

Relationships and Events

"We met around his table in his office on Friday afternoons, for two or three hours and discussed what we read. And we took turns bringing coffee and cookies ... it was just delightful, exciting."
Interview, Spring 2006