After reading the story about the bell [fall 2012 issue] and seeing my uncle in Editor’s Take, we found a couple more photos from the past. My dad and his two brothers were involved in the bell heist and engraving. We were told the story and passed it on to our kids when they visited the CU museum with their elementary school. When the school tour came to the bell, my wife would pull the child aside and tell their grandfather’s story of how the M was carved into the CU bell, the smile of pride they had for their grandfather that day!
We also told them that times have changed and today they would be arrested (if caught). With a son now at Mines, we will see if the message stuck.