I attended the Furman Retirement dinner last night, which honored three of my favorite professors – Dr. Albert Blackwell, Dr. Glen Clayton, and Dr. Tom Cloer. Oddly enough, I didn’t have much contact with any of these while an undergrad, but developed a relationship with each after Furman. Albert Blackwell founded and directed the Quodlibet Singers, with which I sang for a number of years. Glen Clayton had to put up with my inquiries about the Baptist collection at Furman, and in particular my quest for early hymnals and hymn texts. And finally, I got my Masters in Reading primarily through my graduate work with Tom Cloer.