Want to read about two truly amazing people? Their son was killed when the Aggie bonfire collapsed in 1999. This is an amazing story. I doubt that I could manage to react with half of the class of this couple
When I was at A&M, I never wanted to cut logs for bonfire for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I cut my share of firewood as a boy – enough is enough! Second, who wants to wake up at 4 AM for the privilege? Third and finally, it seemed hazardous to one’s health. Ironically, I thought only of the cutting of the trees, not at all of the accident that killed the students during the stacking, in regards to the danger.