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A Kappa Royal, a Miss Teen USA, a Presidential Painting, and an Exhibit

Have you heard that Britian’s Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle, a Kappa Kappa Gamma? Odds are that her royal title will be Duchess of Sussex. Markle is an initiate of the Kappa chapter at Northwestern University. My Alpha Gam friend … Continue reading

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Miss America Voting and News from Gatlinburg

There are sorority women competing in the Miss America 2018 contest. You can help make one of them the People’s Choice Candidate. Vote once a day at  www.missamerica.org/vote/. Voting closes on September 5th! For the list of sorority women competing in the … Continue reading

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A Missed Exit, Deep in Thought

Yesterday, on my way home from St. Louis, I did something I haven’t done before on the highway between St. Louis and Nashville, Illinois, where I normally get on Route 127, a two-lane road. I missed the exit. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Gatlinburg on My Mind

Everything I know about Gatlinburg I learned because of Pi Beta Phi. Having the opportunity to visit Arrowmont while serving as a Pi Phi volunteer made the story of the Pi Beta Phi Settlement School come alive to me on my … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Gatlinburg and the Fires

Words escape me this morning. The fires in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains National Park are heavy in my heart. A recent post here highlighted Gatlinburg. Libbie, the Ring Ching Roadshow car, and her driver Daphney made a stop in Gatlinburg. … Continue reading

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The Tiny Settlement of Gatlinburg in Deep Shadow…

As time was passing rapidly, and we had that 17 mile drive still before us, I said goodbye, promising to think it over, and report favorably on Gatlinburg if I could. As we drove along the road, looking back I … Continue reading

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The Monmouth Duo of First Ladies and More

I’m on my way out the door without time to write a real post, but there are three things I want to write about. Cyndy Bittinger, the former Executive Director of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, is an expert on Grace … Continue reading

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Making Connections at PETS and Congratulations to Bill May!

This weekend I attended my first Rotary Land of Lincoln PETS. PETS stands for President Elect Training Seminar, It’s Land of Lincoln because it involves 3 Rotary districts, two from Illinois and one from Southern Indiana. Old Abe, who during … Continue reading

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@GLOHistory Rambles On

Today is National Love Your Pet Day. Last year at this time, I was dealing with a dying dog. This year, we are counting the days until Coco the puppy turns one, so that we can start counting down the days … Continue reading

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The Elementary School Named for a Women’s Fraternity ΠΒΦ

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is nothing like the small isolated community it was a century ago when Dr. May Lansfield Keller, Grand President of Pi Beta Phi, traveled there to explore sites for … Continue reading

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