I can confirm tent sliding occurred pre-Reunions in 1983 (Reunions Guide, published online May 21). But until I read Mark F. Bernstein ’83’s great article, I had no idea I was part of such a tiny piece of Princeton trivia. I truly believed that this had been done for generations.

As for safety and pounds per square foot, we relied on the Roman method of testing: If somebody did it before and it didn’t fall down, you can keep doing it. Apparently that was a flawed assumption.

Bryan Bell ’83
Raleigh, N.C.