At the Palm Springs airport, Monday March 2, 2009, I observed a distinguished-looking man wearing a golf shirt with an Oregon State University logo.

"Are you a(n) (Oregon State) Beaver?", I asked.

"Why do you ask?" said the man.

"I asked because I thought you might know my cousin Bert Babb," I said.

Said the man: "That's interesting because this afternoon Bert and I were at a Board of Directors meeting at the Rancho Las Palmas resort in Rancho Mirage."

Edmon R. Jennings (L), Alan H. Lubke (R)

See more of these "it only happens to me" stories at the
SPECIAL FEATURES section of my Web site,


Click the link, to see the names of both Bert Babb and Edmon R. Jennings as trustees of The Oregon State University Foundation.

Here is how I am related to Shirley Hamilton Babb:

a. Shirley Hamilton Babb is a great-granddaughter of Friedrich and Minnie Lubke.

b. Alan Lubke is a great-great-grandson of the same Friedrich and Minnie Lubke.

See the connection in great detail at:

More about Bert and Shirley Babb can be found in the
SUPER INDEX of this Web site.
Arrow down to the name "Babb".