Parent Pleasers

With mother's day and father's day just around the corner, the time has come for students to scour the Holy Cross Bookstore to find the perfect gifts for Mom and Dad. From ballcaps to dog bowls, there are hundreds of products emblazoned with the College seal that a proud Holy Cross parent might like
to receive.

In an informal poll, Holy Cross Magazine learned that the top gifts among the Mom-and-Pop set point to their appreciation of the good life: Purple-stemmed Holy Cross wine glasses and the ultra-cozy Holy Cross sweatshirt blanket received the highest marks.

Marge Geraghty P12, of Ridgewood, N.J., reports, "We loved the wine glasses with the seal of Holy Cross that our daughter, Elizabeth, gave us. We think of her and the wonderful education she is receiving there every time we use them."

Marie Hanlon P13, of Lynn, Mass., told HCM that along with the set of wine glasses her daughter Nicole sent home, she cheekily included a Holy Cross sippy cup for her 14-year-old sister.

And perhaps speaking for all Crusader parents, for whom purple has become a regular color in the laundry basket, John Scherer P13, of Kenmore, N.Y., shared: "Until two years ago, I had little, if any, clothing that was purple-what matches with purple anyway? Then on Father's Day last year, a purple tie with little 'HCs' embroidered all over it found its way into my closet. It has now become my favorite tie! I have found it can be worn with pretty much anything; purple is my new favorite color!" (Scherer has daughter Claire to thank for his color conversion.)

Holy Cross Bookstore manager Dave McKenna reminds us all that during the academic year, the Bookstore is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During the summer break, it closes 30 minutes earlier. (Of course, it is open 24/7 at http://bookstore.holycross.edu/.)