This past weekend was a big one here in Columbia. It was homecoming weekend at Ol’ Mizzou!
We take homecoming VERY seriously around here. We have to, because we invented it. That’s the truth. Way back in 1911, Chester Brewer invited all the Mizzou alumni to “come home” for the football game between the Tigers and the dreaded KU Jayhawks. The alumni came home, they cheered the Tigers on to victory, and homecoming was born.
This year marked our 100th homecoming! Wow.
Beth, Karen and I all are proud to call ourselves alumni of the University of Missouri. I’ll speak for us all when I say that it’s fun to live here and be able to take part in all of the traditions that surround the campus and the city. Especially at homecoming.
Some of our best friends made it home for the weekend! The weather was beautiful. We watched the parade wind it’s way through downtown Columbia. We chowed down on the world’s best pizza at Shakespeare’s. And, of course, we went to the game, sat on the hill, and cheered on our Tigers as they beat the Iowa State Cyclones!
In my opinion, one of our best homecoming traditions is the parade. If you don’t feel a little swell of pride in your heart when Marching Mizzou makes its way down Ninth Street playing Tiger Fight Song, then you aren’t a true Tiger. Just watch…