Wellesley students cheer Boston Marathon runners outside Cazenove Hall in April 1983.
Thanks to everyone who helped us identify the student with the chive-bedecked tam, Carly Gayle ’13.
We emailed Carly, who replied (from a boat!) with the story behind the chives:
"The night before graduation, my friends in the Sustainability Cooperative were creating pins, stoles, and crowns to commemorate the beloved parts of their Wellesley experiences. I spied a bowl full of chive flowers on the kitchen table; I weaved them into a square mat, then stitched it onto my tam with embroidery floss. The chives are from the Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden, a place dear to my heart. Crafting and laughing with friends was a beautiful way to spend my last night at Wellesley, and I enjoyed the opportunity to showcase an ‘ordinary’ plant in a new way to deepen folks’ appreciation of edible plants.
I love that we could personalize our graduation attire to reflect how each of us found ourselves and blossomed at Wellesley.”
Thanks, Carly. Wishing you smooth sailing.
Happy birthday, Wellesley! We love all the birthday cards the WCAA has been receiving as part of the Founders’ Day revival. (April 17!)
We can’t wait to meet you!
(Photo of Wellesley’s basketball team in 1979 courtesy of Wellesley College Archives)