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Alumni O-H-I-O Photos

Freuler enjoys extended Buckeye family

Linda J. Freuler of Hamilton, Ohio, enrolled at Ohio State in the fall of 1971 and graduated with a BS in Secondary Math Education (minor in Psychology) in summer 1974. She recalls, \

Linda J. Freuler of Hamilton, Ohio, enrolled at Ohio State in the fall of 1971 and graduated with a BS in Secondary Math Education (minor in Psychology) in summer 1974. She recalls, "President Gerald Ford was the graduation speaker. (Not too bad a gig for a Michigan football player, huh?)."Ford accepted the invitation while still vice president but was president of the United States by graduation day after the resignation of Richard Nixon.

I am the second from the left as the 'H'. The first 'O' is my older brother, Ohio State Professor of Engineering Rick Freuler; the 'I' is my younger brother and Ohio State grad F. Theodore 'Ted' Freuler and the final 'O' is my sister-in-law, wife of the aforementioned Professor Freuler and also an Ohio State grad, Justine Kindley Freuler.

We had this photo taken during our land-and-sea Alaskan tour in June 2013, celebrating various milestone birthdays and anniversaries -- at least that was our justification. One of our adventuresome excursions found us taking a helicopter ride for an hour walkabout on Mendenhall Glacier, which is where this picture was taken.

The best news is we are all still talking after spending all that time together in Alaska, and are actually planning another extended vacation for 2015. We're hoping Europe, particularly Switzerland, to visit the Freuler Palace in Nafels.

With all the Ohio State ties in the family (our parents met at Ohio State while standing in line for student football tickets in the fall of 1945 -- they married in August of 1949; all sibs and most spouses attended; several grandkids have attended), it's hard not to find someone snapping an O - H - I - O photo when four or more of us are gathered in the same place.

In my parents' house, it was understood that you'd be attending college, and the question was never, "Where do you think you'd like to go?" It was always, "When do you start at Ohio State?"

Even when my high school counselor tried to dissuade me from my choice by telling me Ohio State was "too big and impersonal" and "you'll only be a number and never make any close and lasting friendships," I countered with, "On the contrary, I'll be able to be more discerning as I'll have more people from which to choose!" and so it was.

Our extended family alumni group has remained in close contact, and we have our own orchestrated reunions every five years or so. The email went out just this week that the 40th will be in Columbus during early October 2015. How firm thy friendship...

How to Share Your O-H-I-O Photos

After you upload your O-H-I-O photo to http://www.osu.edu/O-H-I-O/, please let us know by sending a message with the link to your uploaded photo on the osu.edu web page to ehecommunications@osu.edu. Please use the subject line "EHE O-H-I-O photo." Tell us which person in the photo is the alumna/us, full name, year of graduation and program area, where the photo was taken, why you were there, if it's academically related, and who's with you.

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