It was a crisp, late summer day — perfect for a road trip and a college football game.
So off to Patty’s alma mater, the University of Missouri (class of ’78), we went.
It was a full, fun day. We headed east shortly after 8 a.m. and didn’t get back until shortly after 10 p.m.
We parked on the grounds of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, where Patty was a “little sister” during her college years and where hundreds of people tailgate before games and hang out long after the games are over.
You wouldn’t know it from the hustle and bustle on the grounds today, but the fraternity house is vacant these days. The MU chapter lost its recognition as a student organization last year (failed to file routine paperwork with the university), and the fraternity is planning to start afresh with a new group of pledges next year.
No matter from the game-goers perspective, though; it’s party on!
From the fraternity house, it’s a short walk up Providence Road to Memorial Stadium.
The photos will tell you the rest of the story…Oh, and the Tigers beat UConn 9-6 before a crowd of 70,000.