By Marcella Laddon (Crown ’72)

Growing up near the beach in southern California, I brought years of experience with water balloon fights. Typically I would arm myself by loading up my 1955 Chevy with buckets full of water balloons and a couple of fire extinguishers to ensure my success. My usual targets were automobiles filled with my classmates, but I was happy to adapt my tactics to the students living in the dorms at Crown. Heaven knows why we started the fight, it was probably just a lovely warm day in the spring of 1969. It appears that in spite of my extensive knowledge of water balloons, I was about to be bested by Bill Kingsley!