Monday, August 26, 2013
Carleton C.A.V.E. Experience and Visit with Burt Saxon Carleton 1969
Some of the members of the Class of 1969 committee who stepped up to organize our reunion next year. Eldon Spencer, Linda Tapsak, Brad Lewis, Burt Saxon, Robin Grawe and John Linner in the entry space of the Weitz Center.
Eld Spencer with other classes in the background.
Steve Poskanzer current Carleton President sharing the current issues up for the college. He spent about an hour with us on Saturday morning. Later in the day he hosted all the classes at his home, the Nutting House on Union Street.
Sunday morning Burt and I met Bruce, who teaches in the econ department at Carleton when I drove by Laird Stadium and parked behind the West Gym
We walked behind the new rec center and discovered this memorial for Mel Taube, Burts baseball coach at Carleton near the baseball facilities.
Seeing this memorial triggered some stories from Burt!
Downtown, back at the Blue Monday's Cafe, Bob Aby '67 met with Burt to share stories about baseball
One of Burt's goals was to visit some family property near Austin that has been in his family since the early 1970's. On the west side of Hwy 218 is his son's property looking across at the property Burt and his brother own.
Here at the buildings on the west side of 218.
And the land on the east side, that was planted with oats, a nurse crop this spring as there was late snow and a lot of rain, according to Bruce and Dave Nelsen whom we met at a local restaurant in Austin.
Pole building on the west side with Burt and soy beans.
Walnut tree looking east.
Burt in front of the Spam Museum in Austin.
Wind power farm north on MN 56 as we travelled back to the Cities.