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Monday, June 19, 2017 – The Symphony of Alpha Chi Omega

Monday, June 19, 2017 – The Symphony of Alpha Chi Omega

Believe it or not I was in a sorority when I was in college. Granted this is difficult to discern at times today when I am dressed like a 10 year old in shorts, T-shirt and baseball cap. I was an Alpha Chi Omega “… and I look like a dream; I may be funny Honey, but I’m not what I seem, I drive a Cadillac car and have a big diamond ring…You really ought to see me in my black bathing suit.”

OK Sorority song and humor!

One of the requirements for a pledge was to memorize The Symphony of Alpha Chi Omega. When you are 20 years old it is just sixty-eight words and the goal was to be able to recite them in front of your pledge trainer with flawless diction and enunciation.

Only when you become older do the words take on meaning and significance. Then goal becomes to live the words of The Symphony of Alpha Chi Omega. This is the hard part.

The words become even more beautiful when you are surrounded by those you made you the woman you are today. Here’s to my EE sisters from AXO from SFA, Dorm 18 “On the Wing.” Today life has made us real, strong women. Thank you sisters and AXO for the support.

Together Let Us Seeks the Heights

Love, hugs and red carnations.

PS – I think you really ought to see us in our black bathing suits! Dang we look good.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – It’s The Shoes or It’s The Chews!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – It’s The Shoes or It’s The Chews! SFA and AXO!

One of my favorite scenes (they are all my favorites) in movie The Bird Cage is when Agador, played by the great Hank Azaria, must wear footwear for the senator’s and the family visit. He continues to fall and finally screams “It’s the chews!”

Walk with me here – yesterday I had to visit my primary care physician so she could “see me” in order to renew my prescriptions (See new rules and laws as of January 2017 regarding prescriptions.)

As she was renewing my meds, she asked “anything else today?” I replied, “No, my feet hurt, but it can wait until wellness in two-weeks. (See insurance rules)

She takes a quick look at my shoes and asks “How old are your shoes?” I reply “This is my best pair and they are at least a year.” She replies “You need new shoes.”

Here’s what I’m thinking – The doctor said I need new shoes for medical reasons. I always try to follow doctors’ orders. So I think this must include new workout shoes; new golf shoes; new summer footwear; new house shoes, new shower shoes, maybe even some new “real” shoes because I actually have some social functions to attend this spring.

WOW – check this out – light up sneakers for adults. I wonder if there is maroon and white LED version.  https://hoverkicks.com/

Little Sis? I wonder if there a purple and white pair? Wouldn’t light up sneakers be awesome to wear to our Alpha Chi Omega reunion when we all sing “… all Hail to SFA!”

I think this is my pledge class at The Fall Festival at SFA – 1969??

Therefore, I must go get my prescriptions and my shoes refilled. As Agador says “It’s the chews.”

Thursday, February 23, 2017 – Do You Believe in the Hereafter? Laugh-In. Sock It to Me!

Thursday, February 23, 2017 – Do You Believe in the Hereafter? Laugh-In. Sock It to Me!

This is for all of my Alpha Chi Omega sisters from Epsilon Eta – Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas 1969-1971. And to those GDIs who were harassed in Dorm 18 after curfew.

I hope you laughed as much as I did when this Laugh-In couple flashed across the TV screen the other night during NBC’s celebration of 95 years of TV broadcasting.


Artie Shaw: Do you believe in the hereafter?

Ruth Buzzy: Yes.

Artie Shaw: Then you know what I’m here after…

Sock it to me! Sock it to me ! Sock it to me!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – Post Big A** Hat Contest

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – Post Big A** Hat Contest

Two Thetas and an Alpha Chi Omega meet up in Jackson, Mississippi for lunch on Friday, March 27, 2015. But first,

Holly W., and Kim M., you both had my heart, but my bracket had Maryland and Notre Dame. My women’s final four predictions were correct. And here’s to the Dayton Flyers for giving UConn a gut check.  It was so worth it to see Geno’s face and fumbling for words at half time when you were leading.  Go Flyers!

Now onward through the sequins and the glitter.

We did not win the prize for the best Big A** Hat at Sal and Mookey’s (correct spelling this time). However, The Little Bay Sea Queens from Rockport-Fulton, Texas, making their first trip to the SPQ Zippity Do Dah Parade took home the trophy.  There is nothing like a beauty queen from Texas and no man can resist that many at one time. The judge drowned in their beauty.  So congrats to The Little Bay Sea Queens for making all Texas Sweet Potato Queens proud.

Prior to the evening festivities we decided we were in definite need of a refreshing nap.  It could have needed due to being on the road at 6:15 AM that morning to reach Jackson in time for the Big A** Hat Luncheon. Note to Baylor Thetas Alums – I swear N1 was up and ready with the bling a blanging at that hour.  Oh, I’m sorry. I forgot it is Baylor and you don’t swear.  I promise N1 was up at that hour.

However, the need for a nap could have been the bloody Mary that followed the lemon tini.  I thought the Thetas ordered lemon tea, being from Baylor and all, so I said the same for me.  What a pleasant surprise arrived at the table and I think it is illegal in Mississippi to waste alcohol.

Nevertheless, a nap was in order.  But prior to our nap, we decided to take a quick visit to the SPQ store back at The Hilton. It was there we met some lovely people and learned several essential factoids about your first parade. You are a virgin and a SPQ Wannabe. One should note this by holding two fingers like the V for Victory or the peace sign in every picture.  This avoids confusion in subsequent years.  And as they say, whoever “They is,” You always remember your first. This also allows you to meet up with other virgin queen wannabes to compare notes.

Then we learned one must choose a queenly name. I immediately thought of the second song from the musical Cats.

“The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,

It isn’t just one of your holiday games;

You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter

When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.”

Names that never belong to more than one cat.

But above and beyond there’s still one name left over,

And that is the name that you never will guess;

The name that no human research can discover –

But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess. ―

T.S. Eliot, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats  and Cats

And suddenly I was transformed into Sweet Potato Queen Wannabe Leslie Gore Tex.

After our refreshing nap and a glass of champagne, we all prepared for the evening event – The “Pearls and PJ’s and Pelo Grande – Oversized Hair dos – as always, Size Does Matter!”

Given that I live in the shadow of the George H. W. Bush Library, the pearls I chose for this event were my Barbara Bush look alike pearls from The Dollar Store.  My pjs were my only one shade of gray sweat pants, designed by Nike – the ones that make my butt look good. Thank you, KQ! The evening ensemble was complimented by a faded, maroon, long-sleeved Texas A&M T-shirt from the Junior League garage sale last weekend.

Me and Jill (600x800)

HRH Jill Conner Browne and Leslie Gore Tex

Here are a few pics from the Pelo Grande

Dos Pelo Grande (800x600)QuatroPelo Grande (800x578)Cinco Pelo Grande (800x600)

Here are a couple from the PJ’s and Pearls dance.

The Band (800x591)

Chris Gill & the Sole Shakers! – “You know I’m all about that bass, ’bout that bass, no treble.”  Once again thank you, KQ. I looked so good shaking it because it all stayed in one place. And when it was shaking there wasn’t a whole lot of shaking going on all over the place like Jell-O. “I got that boom boom that all the boys chase. All the right junk in all the right places.”

Leslie Gore Tex and The Twins – Do tell! I do not know which one of you Tarleton twins is the most handsome!

Pajamas & Pearls Twins (800x600)

Well, that seems to be all of the pictures I have from the dance. Until the other pictures come in, I shall deny everything else.  I do hope the professional photographer captured me and woman doing the full blown Tina Turner dance, including head shakes to Rolling on the River. Thanks again, KQ for those strong legs.

As we were leaving, we caught a couple of The Fifty-Shades of Hay Queens. Wouldn’t Martha Jean’s Fifty Shades of Grey Goose hat look fabulous with these ensembles?

Fifty Shades of Hay (599x800)

We were keenly disappointed to learn from them that we had missed the award winning Little Bay Sea Queens from Rockport-Fulton, Texas doing a fully choreographed number to Abba’s Dancing Queen in the karaoke room.

But it was time to hit the hay because Saturday was the Zippity Do Dah Parade.  So until tomorrow.