Daughter told me that when she was at a farmers market in Tacoma last Saturday, she ran into another graduate of Concordia College. (I and both our children graduated from there). I asked her if she knew the person. Daughter said no, but the woman recognized her Concordia ring and identified her as a Cobber. As you can see from the header photo, it is a pretty plain ring and not all that easy to spot on someone else’s hand.
The College magazine is full of stories of Cobbers encountering other Cobbers in odd places, always identifying each other by their rings. “Marlys Swensrud (’64) was surprized to meet up with Lars Lindstrom (’88) on a bird watching trip in Cyprus last August”. You would think all we alums do is stare at people’s hands hoping to find a fellow graduate. It isn’t even that the ring tells much about what sort of people we are, only that we have a shared experience of a certain place. I think that if I wanted to let people know about me by wearing something symbolic, it would be small ceramic pins in the shape of a pie or a garden hoe, or perhaps a Welsh Terrier.
What symbol would you wear to let people know about you? What do you think are some symbols that could identify us as Baboons?