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This letter from Nancy L. Landis, Ursinus College Class of 1943, congratulates Eleanor Snell on the occasion of her retirement from Ursinus College and remarks on Eleanor's devotion to her students.

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Wyncote, Pennsylvania




Eleanor Snell, Ursinus College, retirement, Frank A. Wood, Packard, Temple


Health and Physical Education | Higher Education | Sports Studies


[May, 1970]

[Dear Eleanor,]

[It is pleasant to sit down and write about the good things on this earth with all the turmoil that is going on right now.]

[My introduction to sports at Ursinus had a fast beginning - lucky enough to walk into a standing position on the hockey team was the start - so many good times evolved from that first encounter - to name a few:]

[area trips to Rhode Island and Williamsburg]

[Driving your tan packard]

[Enjoying "Patches"]

[Washing your blue car]

[Playing hockey against Temple - winning - dinner at Landis home]

[NEVER leave class even tho' Eleanor is late]

[always a few jokes]

[walking on knees into office]

[Penned in after stopping too many times for food and trips]

[Parking ring with coach]

[Trying to discover if coach smoked]

[Warnings on speed traps]

[Using your apartment at Christmas vacation]

[After four full years my association was part-time - playing for the alumni in hockey and basketball. Some very hot basketball games were played at Kendrick. Frank nearly being evicted upon one occasion.]

[Following this team I officiated through the years for Ursinus and kept in touch through hockey and basketball boards.]

[Our big come back was the acceptance of Sandy to Ursinus - the only college she really wanted to attend. Needless to say our contact has been ideal.]

[We are indeed happy to know you will be back at Ursinus. This is not a farewell just a affirmation of our faith and trust in molding youth in coaching and teaching.]

[It really does not seem like thirty-one years. That time has gone fast and you have met it well physically and mentally.]

[I would be remiss if I did not include your devotion to your students. Your complete backing and your interest in them.]

[Frank joins me in sincere congratulations for your long service and outstanding coaching at Ursinus College.]

[Most sincerely,]

[Nancy L. Wood]

Letter From Nancy L. Wood to Eleanor Snell, May, 1970



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