08 November, 2012

{this memory} 65

This is the story behind last Monday's {this moment}.

Not long ago -- about 18 months. At the Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Huge celebration. It was the 50th anniversary of the founding of my fraternity -- the Beta Upsilon chapter of Pi Kappa Phi. A few hundred of us from all of the intervening decades gathered to mark the occasion.

In this photo we have the four who attended from the Class of 1970. Left to right: Thom Brown, Ralph Main, Bob Sheppard, and Steve Mischen. Steve had been my room- and apartment-mate for a few years. One has to marvel that after not seeing each other for decades we all show up in navy blue blazers and light pants.

I have many wonderful memories, and I remain a most fortunate man.