Thursday, June 28, 2012

Frat House

... the last of "My Three Hours"
An 'animal house' was not for me. I did not join a fraternity in college, and that was a very good decision. I never would have survived. College? Heck no. Life! This is indeed quite a building. My friend Kevin stayed in a room in the back of the third floor for a summer. When I visited, it was quite a treat. First of all the rooms have a maze-like quality to them and winding your way all the way up beyond the third floor you find a square cupola with seats all around. A cool place to sit and read and observe the comings and goings of a small town's life. Read? Do you do that in a frat? Hey Bluto? 

10 comments:

  1. ca devait etre sympa comme ambiance de vie

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  2. A charming facade and I love the perspective in this picture!
    Léia

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  3. I never understood the draw of frats and sororities. To me, it just seemed like a place for people to get drunk together. I think there are more productive ways to pass the time. But the houses always looked nice from the outside.

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  4. i wouldn't have survived that scene either. :)

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  5. I'm not a sorority kind of girl but I did envy the great old houses they lived in.

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  6. it's a very impressive frat house!

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  7. No frats for me. Worked night and day. But all worked out well. Didn't get in much trouble. Ended up degreed. Like shadows on the walk, some things in life are inevitable. Unless, of course, something washes away the shadows.

    If you can figure out what the hell I'm talking about, let me know!

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  8. Well, I'll be the dissenter here. I was a country bumpkin and went away to a college that had more people on campus than the whole county I lived in. I joined a sorority my second year and although there were some girls that were a bit snooty, it was an amazing experience and I learned more about life during those three years than I learned before and maybe even since. I was pushed to excel, became a leader, gained self-confidence, and made friendships that I have kept for 50 years! Although I can't say I encouraged my daughter to follow my footsteps during her college years -and she didn't - she also was pushed to excel, became a leader, gained self-confidence, and made friendships that that she has kept for 20 years! I guess you might say different strokes for different folks!

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  9. Toga parties and thoughtful reading don't mix so well, unless your material is the bartender's handbook. I didn't join one either. Too many silly sheep.

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