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ASU Collections Holiday Party 2014

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Last Wednesday (December 17, 2014) we celebrated our first Holiday Party at the Alameda collections space. Plenty of people, food, drinks, and cheerful times. Liz Makings skillfully accompanied the Christmas carols on the keyboard. Photos are posted here.

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Tom Dowling, Scott McAdams, Rebecca Dornburg, Charlotte Johnston.


And, with permission (“Sure – this could be my big break.”), we reproduce here Walter Fertig’s genial adaptation of:

On the First day of Christmas, the herbarium gave to me, a Perdix in a Pyrus tree*

On the Second day of Christmas, the herbarium gave to me
two Croton setigerus and a Perdix in a Pyrus tree
 

On the Third day of Christmas, the herbarium gave to me
three reams of mounting paper
two Croton setigerus
and a Perdix in a Pyrus tree
 
On the fourth day of Christmas, the herbarium gave to me
four genus folders
three reams of mounting paper
two Croton setigerus
and a Perdix in a Pyrus tree
 
On the fifth day of Christmas, the herbarium gave to me
five SEINet records
four genus folders
three reams of mounting paper
two Croton setigerus
and a Perdix in a Pyrus tree
 
On the sixth day of Christmas, the herbarium gave to me
six mounters mounting
five SEINet records
four genus folders
three reams of mounting paper
two Croton setigerus
and a Perdix in a Pyrus tree
 
On the seventh day of Christmas, the herbarium gave to me
seven strappers strapping
six mounters mounting
five SEINet records
four genus folders
three reams of mounting paper
two Croton setigerus
and a Perdix in a Pyrus tree
 
On the eighth day of Christmas, the herbarium gave to me
eight filers filing
seven strappers strapping
six mounters mounting
five SEINet records
four genus folders
three reams of mounting paper
two Croton setigerus
and a Perdix in a Pyrus tree
 
On the ninth day of Christmas, the herbarium gave to me
nine databasers databasing
eight filers filing
seven strappers strapping
six mounters mounting
five SEINet records
four genus folders
three reams of mounting paper
two Croton setigerus
and a Perdix in a Pyrus tree
 
On the tenth day of Christmas, the herbarium gave to me
ten graduate students (not?) graduating
nine databasers databasing
eight filers filing
seven strappers strapping
six mounters mounting
five SEINet records
four genus folders
three reams of mounting paper
two Croton setigerus
and a Perdix in a Pyrus tree
 
On the eleventh day of Christmas, the herbarium gave to me
eleven collection managers collecting
ten graduate students (not?) graduating
nine databasers databasing
eight filers filing
seven strappers strapping
six mounters mounting
five SEINet records
four genus folders
three reams of mounting paper
two Croton setigerus
and a Perdix in a Pyrus tree
 
On the twelfth day of Christmas, the herbarium gave to me
twelve curators curating
eleven collection managers collecting
ten graduate students (not?) graduating
nine databasers databasing
eight filers filing
seven strappers strapping
six mounters mounting
five SEINet records
four genus folders
three reams of mounting paper
two Croton setigerus
and a Perdix in a Pyrus tree

* Look up the Latin.

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