Friday, April 22, 2011

"S" is for Sorority Sisters....

A to Z Challenge:
ABC's of My Life...

our unity is shared by t-shirts designed by our faithful leader and former president, Leslie.

 . . . as the plane turns and begins its descent I’m filled with questions and wonderings galore; will I recognize everyone? What if they don’t like me? … and, I wonder if anyone has changed drastically, or if through our mid-years the young version of each of us remains within.





...the early arrivals...

 I bounce from the aircraft and race to the luggage locale where screams of delight rip through the Tucson airport announcing to the world, the ADPi sisters of Bowling Green State University; late 70’s-early 80’s have reunited. What a joy to behold!

For a moment, I stand back and gaze at the dance of coming together; our eyes skipping from person to person as we catch familiar gestures, voice dialects and music of laughter that reigns memorable. We chatter and listen intently determining to freeze indelible images to our mind that which would combine old and new recollections.


As each individual reaches the destination at the hotel, nicknames are spewed into the air announcing their arrival with shouts of glee and merriment. “Joan-baby’, ‘Cook’ and ‘Fitch’ to name a few…


 The extended weekend is crammed with events as well as careful considerate thoughts of those not there-- Stephanie who has since passed away and the plethora of sisters unable to join us in our festivities such as:


...helping the brave firemen capture a rattlesnake...

...a cook-out complete with video of our 'younger' years and a conference call to a small group that emerged together in Ohio...

...congregating at the hot tub...

...attending a local street fair...

...hiking the canyon...


...tearing up the links at LaPaloma Golf Club...
 
..dancing the night away as the DJ played ALL our favorite songs including, 'We are Family- I got all my sisters with me!'...
...Littles and Bigs were reunited....

...best of friends were together once again...
We all became professional photographers...


as we attempted to solidify and commit each activity, each encounter, each going-on to memory.

Regardless of the direction our departing flights took us to our place in the world, be it Florida, Ohio, Texas, we will remain attached by the emotional encounter of our days together…not only those days in March, 2010 but the college days we shared; good, bad and indifferent we remain sisters.

Our differences may never go away, but neither, for me, will our song.”
by Elizabeth Fishel

23 comments:

texwisgirl said...

nice way to refresh all those memories and make new ones. :)

Out on the prairie said...

What a grand time, and a great place to play. I went to school there, so played hard in that desert.

Donnie said...

That is so wonderful to bring back great memories and make new ones.

Wanda's Wings said...

How fun.

Jeanie said...

You have a great record here of your fabulous weekend. What a fun time for all of you.

Old Kitty said...

Yay for your sorority sisters! What a great reunion!!! Take care
x

Julie Harward said...

Sounds like a wild and fun gathering, and lots of new memories! Have a good Easter weekend. :D

Nancy said...

Look at all those happy faces. What a fun get-together! :)

Jules said...

You sorority girls always scared me, what wild fun driven people you seemed to be :) Have a great Easter weekend!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Catherine said...

What a wonderful way to spend a weekend! Isn't it amazing the way time slips away when you get together with old friends.

Hope you are having a terrific Easter Weekend Tracy!
xo Catherine

Daisy said...

Sounds like you had a great time and made some great memories, Tracy. :D

Heather said...

oh what a wonderful event!! lucky you! thanks for sharing this! old friends are the very best friends! xo

Ginny said...

Wow! What a great time you had, and really good pictures to remember it by! Except for the little rattlesnake thing!? I don't know how you managed to cram in so many activities!! Do you all keep in touch by e-mail or Facebook?

Teresa Evangeline said...

I never belonged to a sorority, but your weekend together sounds like great fun.

Arkansas Patti said...

What a delightful, fun looking bunch. So neat that you all keep in touch. You really packed in a bunch of activities.

baygirl32 said...

sounds like great fun!

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Munir said...

Thanks for sharing, that must have felt great, a priceless sentiment indeed!

Mildred said...

Looks like so much fun. I have a small group of 5 from college days (35 years ago) and we remain in touch and reunite about once a year. It truly is a blessing to have lifelong friendships!
Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Tracy, So you were an Alpha Delta Pi????? I was a Kappa Delta ---but after getting married (before graduating from college)--I became inactive. I still get their emails and information --but have never participated in anything since those few years in college. Glad you have a great group of "sisters"...

Hugs,
Betsy

Bossy Betty said...

Awwwww! This was wonderful!!!!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Sounds like you had a great time. It was fun to read about it and see all the pics. Looks like a fun group!

Mamma has spoken said...

Sounds like fun! No sorority sisters here :o( Went to a college that wouldn't aloud it....

Pat Tillett said...

It looks like you had a great time!
I hope you have a great week!