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8/3/1923 – A Phi Gam and a Pi Phi Become President and First Lady

When Grace Goodhue Coolidge fell asleep on the evening of August 2, 1923, she was the wife of the Vice President. In the middle of the night, she awoke to news that President Harding was dead. She dressed and went … Continue reading

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July 4th, 67 Years Apart, Coolidge and Gehrig, Phi Gam and Phi Delt

John Calvin Coolidge, Jr., the 30th President of the United States, was born on July 4, 1872 in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. He attended Amherst College in Massachusetts where he became a member of Phi Gamma Delta. After graduation, while working … Continue reading

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“Ye Are Not Dead” on Memorial Day 2017

Yesterday’s post about Dr. John McCrae’s poem is followed by a discovery of a poem written in response to it. The poem by Frank E. Hering appeared in the Gold Star Honor Roll: A Record of Indiana Men and Women who died in the … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Can Go Home Again and a Happy Founders’ Day Phi Gamma Delta

I spent Friday and Saturday in Monmouth, Illinois, where Pi Beta Phi was founded on April 28, 1867. I was able to stand in the very room where the organization came to life 150 years ago and I shared that … Continue reading

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Longwood University, Home of the Farmville Four, to Host Veep Debate

Tonight’s Vice-Presidential debate will take place at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Longwood has a prominent place in the history of sororities. Ever heard the phrase “Farmville Four”? It refers to the four NPC groups founded at the Virginia’s State Female … Continue reading

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Oh, Those Olympians!

The list of Olympians who are members of fraternity and sororities has been updated several times since it was first posted. It’s at http://wp.me/p20I1i-2Dv. I appreciate the emails that came my way about GLO members who weren’t yet recognized.  Sister Madonna … Continue reading

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OTD – A Phi Gamma Delta and Pi Beta Phi Became the President and First Lady

On August 3, 1923, Americans were waking to the news that Warren Harding had died suddenly, late in the evening, after he became ill in a San Francisco hotel. The Vice-President, Calvin Coolidge, and his wife Grace, were visiting the Coolidge … Continue reading

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Turn, Turn, Turn…

Today’s post sounds eerily similar to yesterday’s post. Today it is a death and an anniversary. International Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta With great sadness, we report that a Phi Gamma Delta brother was among the 84 people who died … Continue reading

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“And That Is How It Is That It Is As It Is”

My anthropologist friend posted a link to the digital collections at the New York Public Library and I spent a few hours in a rabbit hole. Among the collections are many menus bearing this seal. I looked at dozens of … Continue reading

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W&J, a Wedding, a Rotary Dinner, a Walk in the Cemetery, and a P.E.O. B&B

This past weekend was a fun one for us. The Becque5 clan gained another +1. Officially we are the Becque5 +2 after last fall’s wedding of our daughter. I made the hotel reservations in early January and didn’t think more … Continue reading

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