Evelyn Zirbel Gallagher

Evelyn Zirbel1936
Evelyn Gallagher2006

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Dormitory Meals and Singing Grace

"Dinner was definitely a sit down, and there was somebody appointed always at the hostess table ... We all sat down at the appointed hour and before we sat we sang this little tune."
Interview, Spring 2006

Dancing on Campus and Downtown

"I can still see long tables and white tablecloths and water ... and you just danced away the evening."
Interview, Spring 2006

Living In a Brand New Dorm

"Everybody was excited about it ... this was the first girls' dorm."
Interview, Spring 2006

Dormitory Curfew

"We had to be in on weeknights at ten or ten thirty ... on weekends, it was twelve or twelve thirty."
Interview, Spring 2006

Cokes for Ten Cents

"People didn't go to drink coffee, as I recall. Everybody drank cokes."
Interview, Spring 2006

A Telephone In Every Dorm Room

"If you were lucky enough to get a job on the switchboard ... that helped pay for your tuition."
Interview, Spring 2006

Attending Chapel

"You were expected to go ... and then you always sang a hymn. I remember that the sorority girls all sat together."
Interview, Spring 2006

Working for Drake's President

"After I came back from the war, I worked for Dr. Harmon for many years. He was a wonderful man."
Interview, Spring 2006

Memories of Special Friendships

"I lived with a gal named Lucy Lee. She was a drama major, but she also played good piano and sang in a trio ... she was just a peach of a gal."
Interview, Spring 2006

Choosing Drake

"... At Roosevelt, I became quite involved with the Future Teachers of America ... and would call upon the Drake University College of Education to come talk to us, so I knew a lot about Drake before I even came to Drake. And that's when I thought there's no other school but Drake for me."
Interview, Spring 2006