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This letter from Julia Hogg Hastings, Ursinus College Class of 1942, congratulates Eleanor Snell on the occasion of her retirement from Ursinus College and remarks on Eleanor's focus on sportsmanship and individual development.

Publication Date

3-30-1970

City

Willow Street, Pennsylvania

Language

English

Keywords

Eleanor Snell, Ursinus College, retirement, Bridgeville, Delaware, Cleveland N. Hastings

Disciplines

Health and Physical Education | Higher Education | Sports Studies

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[March 30, 1970]

[Dear Miss Snell,]

[Whenever I make an appearance at our local High School, the physical education teacher always greets me with, "Don't you want to stop by and sniff the locker room?" It's a standing joke, nostalgic only to "old" phys. edders, and I love it as I make the rounds of a gym and a locker room much more spacious and up-to-date than the one in Bridgeville, Delaware where I made my teaching debut. As with all nostalgia, the years fall away and I remember back to Ursinus College 1938-1942.]

[I don't suppose you have ever had a less athletic physical education major than Judy Hogg! In retrospect, it seems I might have been much more suited to art or writing or almost anything else we could name. And yet, those four wonderful years helped shape my life. The most memorable thing about them was the emphasis on sportsmanship and the development of an individual far beyond the "interplay of muscle" or skill on an athletic field. I hope I was able to impart this team spirit to my Delaware students, who, by this time, are teaching their own children! Should this be true, the credit goes to you, and I thank you now, as I have many times, for your superb example and influence.]

[May you find your retirement years pleasant ones, secure in the knowledge of a job well done.]

[My best wishes to you for health and happiness in the days to come.]

[Fondly,]

[Judy Hogg Hastings]

['42]

[(Mrs. Cleveland N.)]

Letter From Judy Hogg Hastings to Eleanor Snell, March 30, 1970

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