TIDBITS AND THOUGHTS FROM FELLOW BROTHER
From Brother Scotty Hansen,
Today Barb and I were able to spend the afternoon with Greg Ziggy Zaremba and his bride, Suzanne. We were roommates freshman year at Whitewater in 1965, when I pledged second semester. Other guys on our wing at Lee Hall that became Phi Chis were Dan Leonard, Jay Schack, Carl Bergland, Rick Cozatt, John Ertl and Greg Zaremba.
We're presently in the mountains of beautiful NE Tennessee near Bristol. I had not seen Ziggy since the end of 1968, so we had a lot to catch up on, although we've had a few emails and phone calls over the years. It was a great visit with Greg and Suzanne and we'll probably be seeing them again much sooner the next time.
Scott and Barb Hansen
From Scott and Barb Hansen
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2013
Just a note from Chattanooga, Tenn. We're making this base camp for another 2 weeks before moving on. We've been in Tupelo, Miss., Florence, Ala., and Scottsboro, Ala. in the past month or so. The last 4 sites have been along the Tennessee River. We're presently camped on a
Civil War Battlefield. Yesterday we drove over to Dahlonega, Ga. which used to be the biggest gold mining town east of the Mississippi. They found so much gold there that they built a mint there. The drive took us through the most beautiful mountains we've ever been in. Last week we were in another mountain area along a stream where they held the kayaking compotation for the
Atlantic Olympics. Lots of people on the stream that day. We've been in the motor home 10 months already. From here, we'll go over to Lake Lanier near Gainesville, GA. for awhile. Enjoy your summer!
From Mike Kollross:
GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU SMILE
In case you didn't already know this little tidbit of
trivia, it might make you chuckle when you read it.
ON JULY 20, 1969, AS COMMANDER OF THE APOLLO 11 LUNAR
MODULE, NEIL ARMSTRONG WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO SET FOOT ON
HIS FIRST WORDS AFTER STEPPING ON THE MOON, "THAT'S ONE
SMALL STEP FOR
MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND," WERE TELEVISED TO EARTH
AND HEARD BY
BUT JUST BEFORE HE RE-ENTERED THE LANDER, HE MADE THE
"GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY".
MANY PEOPLE AT NASA THOUGH IT WAS A CASUAL REMARK
RIVAL SOVIET COSMONAUT.
HOWEVER, UPON CHECKING, THERE WAS NO GORSKY IN EITHER THE
AMERICAN SPACE PROGRAMS.
OVER THE YEARS MANY PEOPLE QUESTIONED ARMSTRONG AS TO WHAT
LUCK, MR. GORSKY' STATEMENT MEANT, BUT ARMSTRONG ALWAYS
ON JULY 5, 1995, IN TAMPA BAY , FLORIDA , WHILE ANSWERING
QUESTIONS FOLLOWING A SPEECH, A REPORTER BROUGHT UP THE
QUESTION TO ARMSTRONG. THIS TIME HE FINALLY RESPONDED.
MR. GORSKY HAD DIED, SO NEIL ARMSTRONG FELT HE COULD NOW
ANSWER THE QUESTION.
IN 1938, WHEN HE WAS A KID IN A SMALLMID-WESTERNTOWN ,
PLAYING BASEBALL WITH A FRIEND IN THE BACKYARD. HIS FRIEND
BALL, WHICH LANDED IN HIS NEIGHBOR'S YARD BY THEIR BEDROOM
HIS NEIGHBORS WERE MR. AND MRS. GORSKY.
AS HE LEANED DOWN TO PICK UP THE BALL, YOUNG ARMSTRONG
GORSKY SHOUTING AT MR. GORSKY.
"SEX! YOU WANT SEX?! YOU'LL GET SEX WHEN THE KID NEXT DOOR
WALKS ON THE MOON!"
From Ken Johnson:
Here are the Stellas for this past year -- 2011
Kathleen Robertson of Austin , Texas was awarded $80,000 by a
jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who
was running inside a furniture store. The store owners were
understandably surprised by the verdict, considering the running toddler was
Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles , California won $74,000 plus
medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda
Accord. Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel
of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps.
Terrence Dickson, of Bristol , Pennsylvania , who was leaving a
house he had just burglarized by way of the garage. Unfortunately for
Dickson, the automatic garage door opener malfunctioned and he could not
get the garage door to open. Worse, he couldn't re-enter the house
because the door connecting the garage to the house locked when Dickson
Forced to sit for eight, count 'em, EIGHT days and survive on a
Case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the
homeowner's insurance company claiming undue mental Anguish. Amazingly, the
jury said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for his
anguish. We should all have this kind of anguish Keep scratching.
Double hand scratching after this one..
Jerry Williams, of Little Rock , Arkansas , garnered 4th Place
in the Stella's when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after
being bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor's beagle - even
though the beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard. Williams
did not get as much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle
might have been provoked at the time of the butt bite because Williams
had climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog
Pick a new spot to scratch, you're getting a bald spot..
Amber Carson of Lancaster , Pennsylvania because a jury ordered a
Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a
spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone. The reason the soft
drink was on the floor: Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30
seconds earlier during an argument. What ever happened to people being
responsible for their own actions?
Only two more so ease up on the scratching...
Kara Walton, of Claymont , Delaware sued the owner of a night
club in a nearby city because she fell from the bathroom window to the
floor, knocking out her two front teeth. Even though Ms. Walton was
trying to sneak through the ladies room window to avoid paying the $3.50
cover charge, the jury said the night club had to pay her $12,000....oh,
yeah, plus dental expenses. Go figure.
Ok. Here we go!! Drum roll ...
This year's runaway First Place Stella Award winner was: Mrs.
Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City , Oklahoma , who purchased new 32-foot
On her first trip home, from an OU football game, having driven
on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left
the driver's seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a
sandwich not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and
overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not
putting in the owners manual that she couldn't actually leave the
driver's seat while the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury
awarded her, are you sitting down? $1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home.
Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just
in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor
From John Walters:
ATTORNEY'S ADVICE - NO CHARGE
Not A Joke!! Even If you dislike attorneys. You will love them for these
Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company:
1. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put 'PHOTO ID REQUIRED.'
2. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts, DO NOT put the complete account number on the 'For' line. Instead, just put the last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your check as it passes through all the check processing channels won't have access to it.
3. Put your work phone # on your checks instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box use that instead of your home address. If you do not have a PO Box, use your work address. Never have your SS# printed on your checks. (DUH!) You can add it if it is necessary. But if you have It printed, anyone can get it.
4. Place the contents of your wallet on photocopy machine. Do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel.. Keep the photocopy in a safe place.
I also carry a photocopy of my passport when I travel either here or abroad. We've all heard horror stories about fraud that's committed on us in stealing a Name, address, Social Security number, credit cards..
Unfortunately, I, an attorney, have firsthand knowledge because my wallet was stolen last month. Within a week, the thieves ordered an expensive monthly cell phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN number from DMV to change my driving record information online, and more.
But here's some critical information to limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know:
5. We have been told we should cancel our credit cards immediately. But the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them.
6.. File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one).
But here's what is perhaps most important of all: (I never even thought to do this.)
7. Call the 3 national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and also call the Social Security fraud line number.. I had never heard of doing that until advised by a bank that called to tell me an application for credit was made over the Internet in my name.
The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit..
By the time I was advised to do this, almost two weeks after the theft, all the damage had been done. There are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves' purchases, none of which I knew about before placing the alert. Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw my wallet away this weekend (someone turned it in). It seems to have stopped them dead in their tracks..
Now, here are the numbers you always need to contact about your wallet, if it has been stolen:
1.) Equifax: 1-800-525-6285 1-800-525-6285
2.) Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742 1-888-397-3742
3.) Trans Union : 1-800-680 7289 1-800-680 7289
4.) Social Security Administration (fraud line):
We pass along jokes on the Internet; we pass along just about everything.
If you are willing to pass this information along, it could really help someone that you care about.
1a. In addition to not signing your credit card,
I memorize and then scrape off the three digit
code on the back of the card. This is the code
that is required for internet or phone purchases.
I feel anyone can remember THREE digits.
then if the card is stolen, there is at least one
avenue of spending not available to the thieves.
4a. You all know that I am an experienced
international traveler. When I go on a trip, I
have a photo of my passport as well as my
credit cards which I email to myself just before
leaving. Then even if everything gets stolen, all
I need is access to a computer. I access my email
from any computer in the world, and print out
a copy of the photos which are attached
to the email I sent to myself. (I think I'll
add those above phone numbers to my email
the next time I travel)
From Jim Alf:
1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress. -- John Adams
2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. -- Mark Twain
3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain
4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. -- Winston Churchill
5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. -- George Bernard Shaw
6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. -- G. Gordon Liddy
7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. -- James Bovard , Civil Libertarian (1994)
8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. -- Douglas Casey , Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University
9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -- P.J. O'Rourke , Civil Libertarian
10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. -- Frederic Bastiat , French economist(1801-1850)
11. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. -- Ronald Reagan (1986)
12. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. -- Will Rogers
13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P.J. O'Rourke
14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. -- Voltaire (1764)
15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you! -- Pericles (430 B.C.)
16. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. -- Mark Twain (1866)
17. Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it. -- Anonymous
18. The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. -- Ronald Reagan
19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. -- Winston Churchill
20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. -- Mark Twain
21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. -- Herbert Spencer , English Philosopher (1820-1903)
22. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress. -- Mark Twain
23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. -- Edward Langley , Artist (1928-1995)
24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -- Thomas Jefferson
25. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. -- Aesop
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for...another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation!
Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security but your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that's close to $220,500.
If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer's contribution) at a simple 5% (less than what the govt. pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you'd have $892,919.98.
If you took out only 3% per year, you'd receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you're 95 if you retire at age 65) and that's with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you'd have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month.
The folks in Washington have pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madhoff ever had.
Entitlement my a ** , I paid cash for my social security insurance! Just because they borrowed the money, doesn't make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!
Congressional benefits ---- free health care, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days, now that's welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security retirement entitlements?
We're "broke" and can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless.
In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile, and Turkey. And now Pakistan .... home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!
Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' receive no aid nor do they get any breaks while our government and religious organizations pour Hundreds of Billions of $'s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!
They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives and now when it's time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries.
From Bob Maurer:
Things My mother taught me
1.. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."
2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"
4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
" Because I said so, that's why."
5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC .
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."
6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."
7. My mother taught me IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."
8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS .
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."
9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"
10. My mother taught me about STAMINA ..
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."
11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."
12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"
13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.."
14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION .
"Stop acting like your father!"
15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."
16.. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until your father gets home."
17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING .
"You are going to get it when you get home!"
18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."
19. My mother taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"
20. My mother taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."
21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT .
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."
22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."
23.. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"
24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."
And my favorite:
25.. My mother taught me about JUSTICE .
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you !"
Received from many :
25 Great Truths & possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read:
1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.
- John Adams
2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
- Mark Twain
3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.
- Mark Twain
4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
- Winston Churchill
5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
- George Bernard Shaw
6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
- G. Gordon Liddy
7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
- James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)
8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
- Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University
9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
- Frederic Bastiat, French economist(1801-1850)
11. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
- Ronald Reagan (1986)
12. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
- Will Rogers
13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!
- P.J. O'Rourke
14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other
- Voltaire (1764)
15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!
- Pericles (430 B.C.)
16. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
- Mark Twain (1866)
17. Talk is cheap... except when Congress does it.
18. The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
- Ronald Reagan
19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
- Winston Churchill
20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
- Mark Twain
21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
22. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class... save Congress.
- Mark Twain
23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
- Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)
24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
- Thomas Jefferson
25. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
FIVE BEST SENTENCES
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for...another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they worked for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation!
From Ken Johnson:
From Dick Stoltz:
One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a
well. The animal cried piteously for hours as
the farmer tried to figure out what to do.
Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the
well needed to be covered up anyway;
it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbors to come over and
help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began
to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the
donkey realized what was happening and cried
horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he
A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally
looked down the well. He was astonished at what
he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his
back, the donkey was doing something amazing.
He would shake it off and take a step up.
As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel
dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it
off and take a step up.
Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey
stepped up over the edge of the well and
happily trotted off!
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds
of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well
is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of
our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out
of the deepest wells just by not stopping,
never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.
Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.
Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.
Live simply and appreciate what you have.
Enough of that crap . . The donkey came back later,
and bit the farmer who had tried to bury him.
The gash from the bite got infected and
the farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock.
MORAL FROM TODAY'S LESSON:
When you do something wrong, and try to cover
your ass, it always comes back to bite you.
You have two choices...smile and close this
page, or pass this along to someone else to
spread the fun.
From an unremembered source:
Perks of reaching 50 or being over 60 and heading towards 70!
01. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
02.. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
03. No one expects you to run--anywhere.
04. People call at 9 PM and ask,"did I wake you?"
05. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
06. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
07. Things you buy now won't wear out.
08. You can eat supper at 5 PM.
09. You can live without sex but not your glasses.
10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.
11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.
13. You sing along with elevator music.
14. Your eyes won't get much worse.
15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.
17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.
18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
19. You can't remember who sent you this list.
20. And you notice these are all in Big Print for your convenience.
From Brother Ron Bailey:
HOW TO GET TO HEAVEN
I was testing the children in my Sunday School class to see if they understood the concept of getting to heaven. I asked them, "If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would that get me into Heaven?"
"NO!" the children answered.
"If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and kept everything neat and tidy, would that get me into Heaven?"
Again, the answer was, "NO!"
By now I was starting to smile. Hey, this was fun! "Well, then, if I was kind to animals, to all the children, and loved my husband, would that get me into Heaven?" I asked them again.
Again, they all answered, "NO!"
I was just bursting with pride for them. "Well," I continued, "then how can I get into Heaven?"
A five-year-old boy shouted out, "You gotta move to Wisconsin!"
From Brother John Walter:
Eliminate ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson Corn Oil in your cat's or dog's ear... massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.
Kills fleas instantly... Dawn Dishwashing Liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas.
Rainy day cure for dog odor: Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh
Did you know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately-without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain relievers?
Did you know that Colgate Toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns?
Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Al toids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.
Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 tablespoon horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil for instant relief for aching muscles.
Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria (This also works for a cough and you can't overdose)
Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-even though the product has never been advertised for this use.
Honey remedy for skin blemishes... cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.
Listerine therapy for toenail fungus: Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine Mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again. (White distilled vinegar is also good for this - pour some in 2 - one gallon baggies and let your feet soak while you attend to your daily nature's call)
Easy eyeglass protection... to prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear Nail Polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer... if menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray ofFormula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly. windex works too
Smart splinter remover: Just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue- All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin . The splinter sticks to the dried glue.
Hunt's Tomato Paste boil cure... cover the boil with Hunt's Tomato Paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.
Balm for broken blisters... to disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine, a powerful antiseptic.
Vinegar to heal bruises... soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.
Quaker Oats for fast pain relief... it's not for breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.
If you send this to 10 people and only one of them doesn't know about this, then it was worth it.
From Brother Dennis Arfsten:
A School Nurse has written the info below -- good enough to share -- And it really works!
I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. This is great, because it works in those places where it's sometimes difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc.
Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20), the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This technique has worked every time I've used it (and that isfrequently), and it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me.
Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way. I even had my doctor's wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her back and she couldn't reach it with tweezers. She used this method and immediately called me back to say, "It worked!"
Everyone needs this helpful hint.
Please forward to anyone with children, or hunters or dogs,
or - for that matter - anyone who even steps outside in summer!!
From Brother Mike Schubert:
Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel...
He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.
Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.
This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or
democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly
who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It's a
short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!
545 vs. 300,000,000 People -By Charlie Reese
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.
You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300
million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its
Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce
a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in
cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to
determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common
con regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall
of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He
cannot force the Congress to accept it.
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and
approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow
House members, not the President, can approve any budget they
want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if
they agree to.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of
incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people.
When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what
exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.
If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ...
If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts
and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all,
do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that
prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible. They, and they alone, have the power.
They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.
Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.
What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren't so true. Be sure to read all the way to the end:
Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he's fed.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.
Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.
Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.
Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.
Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid...
Put these words
Upon his tomb,
'Taxes drove me
to my doom...'
When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.
Phi Chi Beer Wisdom
Wow, I just saw the pics from the April Fools Romeo. What a mix! I'm glad to see Jamie Endrizzi showing up - he is a past president and did a lot for the fraternity as a leader. Hartzheim, haven't seen him since I moved east and he came out for a weekend of forgotten memories. Marc Laczniak was one of my pledges in my first go round as a pledgemaster.
Cool, very cool.
Okay, somehow I need to finish building and get to homecoming...
GOOD CELL PHONE INFORMATION
From Mike Kollross:
5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do
For all the folks with cell phones. (This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet. Good information to have with you.)
There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies.
Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival.
Check out the things that you can do with it:
The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an Emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly, this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.
SECOND (Locked Keys in Car)
Have you locked your keys in the car? Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone:
If you lock your keys In the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other 'remote' for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).
Editor's Note: It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a cell phone!'
THIRD (Hidden Battery Power)
Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your cell phone will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell phone next time.
FOURTH (How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?)
To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone:
A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe.
If your phone is stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.
FIFTH (Free Directory Service for Cells)
Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial:
(800) FREE411 or (800) 373-3411
without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.
This is sponsored by McDonalds.
This is the kind of information people don't mind receiving, so pass it on to your family and friends.
From Ron Bailey and Gregg Zaremba- A Prayer to St. Green Bay:
"The Cheesehead Prayer"
Now I lay me down to bed
A wedge of cheese upon my head
Allegiance to the Packers I promise to keep
and cheer them on while I'm asleep.
If I should die, don't let me wonder,
Just bury me neath the frozen tundra.
But, Lord, before you take my soul,
Let me see the Pack in one more Super Bowl.
Forgive me Lord, for those I hated,
The Lions and Vikings, they're overrated.
The streets of heaven, so I've been told,
Are paved for us in green and gold.
If I get to heaven I'll have only one wish,
A big screen TV with a satellite dish.
I pray for this Lord, for only one reason,
to cheer on my Pack to a winning season.
I'll close this prayer by thanking you Lord,
for listening to me and the time you afford.
But one more thing......please remember the Bears,
Because that's a team that hasn't a prayer!!!
From:Don Gauerke - A Golf Story
Four Old Men went into the Pro Shop after playing 18 holes of Golf. The Pro
> asked, "Did you have a good game today?" The first old guy said, "Yes, I had
> three riders today.." The second old guy said, "I had the most riders ever, I
> had five." The third guy said, " I had seven riders, the same as last time."
> The last guy said, " I beat my old record, I had twelve riders today."
> After they went into the locker room, another golfer who had heard the old guys
> talking about their round went to the pro and said, " I have been playing golf
> for almost 50 years and I thought I knew all the terminology of the game, but
> what the heck is a rider?"
> The pro said, " A rider is when you hit the ball far enough that you get to get
> in the golf cart and ride to it."
From: John Walter - A NEW YEAR GREETING:
As we progress through the year 2010, I want to thank all of you for your educational e-mails over the past year. I am totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery.
I no longer open a bathroom door without using a paper towel, or have the waitress put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel.
I can't sit down on the hotel bedspread because I can only imagine what has happened on it since it was last washed.
I have trouble shaking hands with someone who has been driving because the number one pastime while driving alone is picking one's nose.
Eating a little snack sends me on a guilt trip because I can only imagine how many gallons of trans fats I have consumed over the years.
I can't touch any woman's purse for fear she has placed it on the floor of a public restroom.
I MUST SEND MY SPECIAL THANKS to whoever sent me the one about rat poop in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet sponge with every envelope that needs sealing.
ALSO, now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.
I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl (Penny Brown) who is about to die for the 1,387,258th time.
I no longer have any money, but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special e-mail program.
I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me, and St. Theresa's Novena has granted my every wish.
I can't have a drink in a bar because I'll wake up in a bathtub full of ice with my kidneys gone.
I can't eat at KFC because their chickens are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes, feet or feathers.
I can't use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.
THANKS TO YOU I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.
BECAUSE OF YOUR CONCERN, I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.
I no longer buy gas without taking someone along to watch the car so a serial killer doesn't crawl in my back seat when I'm filling up.
I no longer use Cling Wrap in the microwave because it causes seven different types of cancer.
AND THANKS FOR LETTING ME KNOW I can't boil a cup of water in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in my face. Disfiguring me for life
I no longer go to the movies because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS when I sit down.
I no longer go to shopping malls because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.
I no longer buy cookies from Woolies since I now have their recipe.
THANKS TO YOU I can't use anyone's toilet but mine because a big black snake could be lurking under the seat and cause me instant death when it bites my butt.
AND THANKS TO YOUR GREAT ADVICE I can't ever pick up $2.00 coin dropped in the parking lot because it probably was placed there by a sex molester waiting to grab me as I bend over..
I can't do any gardening because I'm afraid I'll get bitten by the Violin Spider and my hand will fall off.
If you don't send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, and the fleas from 120 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's best friend's beautician . .
Oh, by the way.....
A German scientist from Argentina , after a lengthy study, has discovered that people with insufficient brain activity read their e-mail with their hand on the mouse.
Don't bother taking it off now, it's too late.
P. S.: I now keep my toothbrush in the living room, because I was told by e-mail that water splashes over 6 ft. out of the toilet.
NOW YOU ALL HAVE YOURSELVES AND VERY GOOD DAY…………..AND A HEALTHY LIFE…………….
FOX LAKE IL EVENT IN THE 1960'S - BY RON BAILEY AND CRAIG OLSON
Thanks for the update on your version of the Fox Lake Illinois Event, great piece of the puzzle you have provided here. I was driving one car and Ronald "Riley" McDavid was driving the other car. As I recall, Al "Tube" Basile was in that car, they got arrested and he got under the car. While he was hitch hiking home I came along and picked him up. He told us the story and then wouldn't you know it that I would get stopped. i remember him telling co-operating with the cops and telling them the beer was in the trunk, which they promptly confiscated.....Thanks Tube! Then he does it again, going under the car and hitch hiked back to UWW. I agree, I think Scotty bailed us out. I am emailing this to him & others that I share stories with and now will include you in the future. Riley was the only one that got anything out of it, a ticket for driving on the wrong side of the street. If this happened today, we would all still be in prison and the Frat would be off campus!!
Yes, my mom worked for a lawyer who ended up getting us out of that hell night trip to the Fox Lake IL jail! Can't remember it all, but seems like there must have been 7-10 of us...we had one packed car. Just room for us and the beer! I recall when we opened the door for the cop, a full bottle of beer rolled out and broke....great indicator of what the rest of our night was likely to be like!
Yep, Tube Basile slid under our car when we got to the cop shop, and he ran off. No, hadn't heard of his death....another good guy gone too early.
Well, I guess there was you and me for sure since you remember the night. Ed Saxe might have been with us? Hadn't remembered Mike Kollross' presence until he left me the phone message a couple of months ago. One or both of the Jakes were with us, maybe Scotty Hanson, and "Easy Ed" Douglas for sure. Who else rounded out the Big 10?
No toilet in the jail cell, and we all had to pee so often that the cop just left the padlock to the cell unlocked so we could go the the can as we needed! I think it might have been Scotty Huth who showed up the next morning with $1,000 or so to bail us out. We then drove to Oconomowoc to visit with the lawyer in a couple of weeks, and I think that's the last we heard of it. I don't believe he even charged us anything for it, so we just had to pay Phi Chi back for our portion of the bail money. How have we survived to get this old?!
CONFIRMATION FROM ED SAXE - HE WAS THERE!
YES!! I was there on that infamous evening.
Happily, I haven't been in jail since then.
Wasn't there some on who hid under the car and got out of it?
Also, I believe it was near West Bend where we were dropped off, not Whitewater.
From Brother Ron Bailey (Irish)
Since more and more Seniors are texting and tweeting, there appears to be
a need for a STC (Senior Texting Code)...
ATD: At The Doctor's
BFF: Best Friend Farted
BTW: Bring The Wheelchair
BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth
CBM: Covered By Medicare
CUATSC: See You At The Senior Center
DWI: Driving While Incontinent
FWB: Friend With Beta Blockers
FWIW: Forgot Where I Was
FYI: Found Your Insulin
GGPBL: Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low!
GHA: Got Heartburn Again
HGBM: Had Good Bowel Movement
IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?
LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out
LOL: Living On Lipitor
LWO: Lawrence Welk's On
OMMR: On My Massage Recliner
OMSG: Oh My! Sorry, Gas.
ROFL... CGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing... And Can't Get Up
SGGP: Sorry, Gotta Go Poop
TTYL: Talk To You Louder
WAITT: Who Am I Talking To?
WTFA: Wet The Furniture Again
WTP: Where's The Prunes?
WWNO: Walker Wheels Need Oil
From Brother Rick Cozatt:
I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly.. As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend.. I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.
Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50's &60's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love ... I will.
I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.
pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.
I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched intoThey, too, will get old.
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But th ere again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.
Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is deep grooves on my face.
So many have never l aughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.
As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore.. I've even earned the right to be wrong.
So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day(if I feel like it).
From Brother Lou Piorkowski
Lou found a 1970-1971 Phi Chi Annual and provided a copy to share with all the Brothers.
1970-1971 Phi Chi Annual-PDF
(PDF format - requires Acrobat viewer
From Brother Rick Cozatt:
Birds of a feather flock together . . . and then poop on your car.
A penny saved is a government oversight.
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends..
The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement .
He who hesitates is probably right.
Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are XL.'
If you think there is good in everybody, you Haven't met everybody.
If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.
The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.
There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.
Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words 'The' and 'IRS' together it spells 'Theirs...'
Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.
When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth, think of Algebra.
You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young. Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today, it's called golf.
Lord, Keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth….. AMEN
From Brother Dan Alvarez just for the golf outing:
|Here is an actual sign posted at a golf club in Scotland.
1.BACK STRAIGHT, KNEES BENT, FEET SHOULDER WIDTH APART.
2. FORM A LOOSE GRIP.
3. KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN!
4. AVOID A QUICK BACK SWING.
5. STAY OUT OF THE WATER.
6. TRY NOT TO HIT ANYONE.
7. IF YOU ARE TAKING TOO LONG, LET OTHERS GO AHEAD OF YOU.
8. DON'T STAND DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF OTHERS.
9. QUIET PLEASE...WHILE OTHERS ARE PREPARING.
10. DON'T TAKE EXTRA STROKES.
WELL DONE... NOW, FLUSH THE URINAL, WASH YOUR HANDS AND GO OUTSIDE, AND TEE OFF.
From Brother Heinrich:
Why Italians pass their handguns down through the family.
An old Italian man is dying.
He calls his grandson to his bedside... " Guido, I wan' you lissina me. I wan' you to take-a my chrome plated .38 revolver so you will always remember me."
"But grandpa, I really don't like guns. How about you leave me your Rolex watch instead?"
"You lissina me, boy. Somma day you gonna be runna da business, you gonna have a beautiful wife, lotsa money, a big-a home and maybe a couple of bambinos.
Somma day you gonna come-a home and maybe finda you wife inna bed with another man...
Whatta you gonna do then? Pointa to you watch and say, 'Time's Up'?"
From Brother Rick Cozatt:
Better known as the Banana Man
A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his
class about bananas. He said the expression "going bananas"
is from the effects of bananas on the brain. Read on:
Bananas contain three natural sugars: sucrose, fructose, and
glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant,
sustained, and substantial boost of energy. Research has
proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a
strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the
number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.
But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit.
It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of
illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our
Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND
amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much
better after eating a banana. This is because bananas
contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts
into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood,
and generally make you feel happier.
PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it
contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect
Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production
of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
Blood pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high
in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat
blood pressure. So much so, the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make
official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk
of blood pressure and stroke.
Brain power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) School
(England) were helped through their exams this year by
eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to
boost their brain power. Research has shown that the
potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils
Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet
can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome
the problem without resorting to laxatives.
Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is
to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana
calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up
depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and
re-hydrates your system.
Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the
body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana
for soothing relief.
Morning sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to
keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream,
try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana
skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing
swelling and irritation.
Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins, which help calm the
Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of
Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to
gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at
5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese
were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report
concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we
need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high
carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.
Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against
intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and
smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten
without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also
neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating
the lining of the stomach.
Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a
"cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and
emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for
example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is
born with a cool temperature.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD
sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer
Smoking and tobacco use: Bananas can also help people trying
to give up smoking. The B6 and B12 they contain, as well as
the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body
recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize
the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain, and regulates your
body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic
rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can
be re-balanced with the help of a high-potassium banana
Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of
Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut
the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!
Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you
want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and
place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully
hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!
So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When
you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein,
twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five
times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins
and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the
best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that
well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the
PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the
I will add one here; want a quick shine on our shoes?? Take
the INSIDE of the banana skin, and rub directly on the
shoe...polish with dry cloth. Amazing fruit !!!
From Brother Ron Bailey:
I'll file this info away until summer when flies are a problem. Who knew it was so easy???
ZIP LOCK BAG - Good tip!
We went with friends to Sweety Pies on Sunday for breakfast and sat in the patio section beside the house. We happened to notice zip lock baggies pinned to a post and a wall. The bags were half filled with water, each contained 4 pennies, and they were zipped shut. Naturally we were curious! Ms. Sweety told us that these baggies kept the flies away! So naturally we were even more curious! We actually watched some flies come in the open window, stand around on the window sill, and then fly out again. And there were no flies in the eating area! This morning I checked this out on Google. Below are comments on this fly control idea. I'm now a believer!
Zip-lock water bags
I tried the ziplock bag and pennies this weekend.. I have a horse trailer. The flies were bad while I was camping. I put the baggie with pennies above the door of the LQ. NOT ONE FLY came in the trailer. The horse trailer part had many. Not sure why it works but it does!
Danielle Martin Says:
Fill a ziplock bag with water and 5 or 6 pennies and hang it in the problem area. In my case it was a particular window in my home. It had a slight passage way for insects. Every since I have done that, it has kept flies and wasps away. Some say that wasps and flies mistake the bag for some other insect nest and are threatened.
I swear by the plastic bag of water trick. I have them on porch and basement. We saw these in Northeast Mo. at an Amish grocery store & have used them since. They say it works because a fly sees a reflection & won't come around.
Regarding the science behind zip log bags of water? My research found that the millions of molecules of water presents its own prism effect and given that flies have a lot of eyes, to them it's like a zillion disco balls reflecting light, colors and movement in a dizzying manner. When you figure that flies are prey for many other bugs, animals, birds, etc., they simply won't take the risk of being around that much perceived action. I moved to a rural area and thought these "hillbillies" were just yanking my city boy chain but I tried it and it worked immediately! We went from hundreds of flies to seeing the occasional one, but he didn't hang around long.
From Brother Terry Kranz:
This is good info. We did not know that you should not lie down while waiting for the EMT
Heart attack info NEW ASPIRIN/ Serious stuff, no joke!!
Just a reminder to all: purchase a box, keep one in your car, pocketbook, wallet, bedside, etc.
Something that we can do to help ourselves. Nice to know.
Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve under the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets.
Why keep aspirin by your bedside?
About Heart Attacks
There are other symptoms of an heart attack besides the pain on the left arm.
One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating, however these symptoms may also occur less frequently.
Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.. The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep, did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.
If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.
- say "heart attack!"
- say that you have taken 2 aspirins..
- phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by
- take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and...
~ DO NOT lie down ~
A Cardiologist has stated that, if each person, after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life can be saved!
I have already shared the information- - What about you?
Do forward this message; it may save lives!
If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one.~Cavett Robert
A Little Political but May Reflect Current Sentiment
CDC Warns About Gonorrhea Lectim
CDC Warns About Gonorrhea Lectim: The Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about a new virulent strain of this old disease.
The disease is called Gonorrhea Lectim. It's pronounced "Gonna re-elect 'im." The disease is contracted through dangerous and high risk behavior involving putting your cranium up your rectum.
Many victims contracted it in 2008..... but now most people after having been infected for the past 1-2 years are starting to realize how destructive this sickness is.
It's sad because it is so easily cured with a new procedure just coming on the market called Vo-tem-out! You take the first dose/step in 2010 and the second dosage in 2012 and simply don't engage in such behavior again, otherwise it could become permanent and eventually wipe out all life as we know it.
Several states are already on top of this like Virginia and New Jersey, and apparently now Massachusetts with many more seeing the writing on the wall.
Please pass this important message on to all those bright folk you really care about.
From Brothers Huth and Fraser:
HISTORY OF THE GREATEST WORD EVER!
Manure: In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship and it was before commercial fertilizer's invention, so large shipments of manure were common.
It was shipped dry,because in dry form it weighed less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, it not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began again , of which a by-product is methane gas. As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could and did happen.
Methane gas began to build up below the decks and the first time someone came below with a lantern, BOOOOM!!
Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening.
After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the term "Ship High In Transit" on them, which meant the sailors were to stow them high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane!
Thus evolved the term "S.H.I.T." (Ship High In Transit) which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day.
You probaly di not know the true history of this word. I did not either and even as a History Major at UW Whitewater until Phi Chi Brother Jeff Fraser (also a History Major) shared this with me! I always thought it was a golfing term??!! Brother Huth See you at Homecoming I hope!
HISTORY OF THE GREATEST WORD EVER!
A Little Political but May Reflect Current Sentiment
A Little Political but May Reflect Current Sentiment
HISTORY OF THE GREATEST WORD EVER!
HISTORY OF THE GREATEST WORD EVER!
FROM BROTHER HEINRICH - LOST HUMOR
These great questions and answers are from the days when ' Hollywood Squares' game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted, as they are now. Peter Marshall was the host asking the questions, of course..
Q. Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat?
A. Paul Lynde: Loneliness!
(The audience laughed so long and so hard it took up almost 15 minutes of the show!)
Q. Do female frogs croak?
A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough.
Q. If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be
A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it.
Q. True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years.
A.. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes.
Q. You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman?
A. Don Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake.
Q. According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think that he is attractive, is it okay to come out and ask him if he's married?
A. Rose Marie: No wait until morning.
Q. Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?
A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency...
Q. In Hawaiian, does it take more than three words to say 'I Love You'?
A. Vincent Price: No, you can say it with a pineapple and a twenty...
Q. What are 'Do It,' 'I Can Help,' and 'I Can't Get Enough'?
A. George Gobel: I don't know, but it's coming from the next apartment.
Q. As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or less with your hands while talking?
A. Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question Peter, and I'll give you a gesture you'll never forget.
Q. Paul, why do Hell's Angels wear leather?
A... Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.
Q. Charley, you've just decided to grow strawberries Are you going to get any during the first year?
A.. Charley Weaver: Of course not, I'm too busy growing strawberries.
Q. In bowling, what's a perfect score?
A. Rose Marie: Ralph, the pin boy.
Q. It is considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at nudist camps. One is politics, what is the other?
A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures.
Q. During a tornado, are you safer in the bedroom or in the closet?
A. Rose Marie: Unfortunately Peter, I'm always safe in the bedroom.
Q. Can boys join the Camp Fire Girls?
A. Marty Allen: Only after lights out.
Q. When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. What will a goose do?
A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark?
Q. If you were pregnant for two years, what would you give birth to?
A. Paul Lynde: Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of the dark..
Q. According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into the habit of kissing a lot of people?
A. Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army.
Q. It is the most abused and neglected part of your body, what is it?
A. Paul Lynde: Mine may be abused, but it certainly isn't neglected.
Q.. Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do?
A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.
Q. Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant?
A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?
Q. When a couple have a baby, who is responsible for its sex?
A. Charley Weaver: I'll lend him the car, the rest is up to him.
Q. Jackie Gleason recently revealed that he firmly believes in them and has actually seen them on at least two occasions. What are they?
A. Charley Weaver: His feet.
Q. According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should never do in bed?
A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh
SCAM WARNING FROM BROTHER COZATT:
HOW HORRIBLE !!!!!
Clever Scam - taking advantage of older men
Women often receive warnings about protecting themselves at the mall and in dark parking lots, etc. This is the first warning I have seen for men. I wanted to pass it on in case you haven't heard about it. This will only become more commonplace as the weather warms. A 'heads up' for those men who may be regular Lowe's, Home Depot, or Costco customers. This one caught me by surprise.
Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen to you or your friends.
Here's how the scam works:
Two seriously good-looking 20-something girls come over to your car as you are packing your shopping into the trunk. They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. It is impossible not to look.. When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say 'No' and instead ask you for a ride to McDonalds.
You agree and they get into the back seat. On the way, they start undressing. Then one of them climbs over into the front seat and starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet. I had my wallet stolen September 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th,17th, 20th, 24th, & 29th. Also October 1st & 4th, twice on the 8th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, 30th and three times last Monday and very likely again this upcoming weekend.
So tell your friends to be careful. What a horrible way to take advantage of older men..
Warn your friends to be vigilant.
Wal-Mart has wallets on sale for $2.99 each. I found cheaper ones for $1.99 at K- Mart and bought them out. Also, you never will get to eat at McDonalds. I've already lost 11 pounds just running back and forth to Lowe's, Home Depot, and Costco.
OLD FOLKS TEST FROM BROTHER KEN JENSEN
Old folks Bathtub Test:
During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an old person should be put in a nursing home?"
"Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the old person and ask him or her to empty the bathtub"
"Oh, I understand," I said.. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup."
"No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?"
ARE YOU GOING TO PASS THIS ON, OR DO YOU WANT THE BED NEXT TO MINE?
SECURITY TIP FROM BROTHER KOLLROSS
Put your car keys beside your bed at night.
If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turnit off or the car battery dies.
This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your keys in your hand while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.
PHI CHI EPSILON AND THE WARS – from Bob Melig
VERY FEW PHI CHI’S ESCAPED WORLD WAR II, NOR FAILED TO KEEP THE REMAINING BROTHERS INFORMED OF THEIR ASSIGNMENTS
PHI CHI EPSILON revered every correspondence from the far reaches of the world. A vast file box kept every one.
The most touching and informative were framed and kept in our hallway of honor. The letters on rice paper with a border of red, white and blue while fragile, yet telling. Some were just catching up on new assignments, others of living thru their living Hell. The worst were notices of brothers who would never ever see another Homecoming at Whitewater. (This leg lacy was lost in the fire that destroyed the Fraternity house later – an entire decade to decade to decade recounting and outreach from far flung places thus disappeared. However, for a time, the heartfelt correspondence back to Phi Chi Epsilon inspired more decades thru the unity of shown thousands of miles around our little world of Whitewater
In the ‘60’s each prospective pledge was ushered thru our hall of Honor. A narrow traverse from the entry to the upstairs steps, it was appropriately affixed with the fragile rice paper letters and some pictures framed under glass to preserve the emotions of the moment form which they were written. This walk oozed our traditions, few read the giving thoughts of these brave service men, but still could absorb the tradition that a Local Fraternity could inspire decades later.
As Actives, only a few did not pause to read-in-depth the rice paper letters in the Hall of Honor. Tradition thus translated from one generation to another – no one could deny that Phi Chi MUST continue.
PHI CHI EPSILON contributed hundreds of Officers and leaders to the United States Armed Forces during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam eras – Later our brothers moved into crucial leadership positions to sustain our economy in industry and finance. PHI CHI EPSILON was, is and will be a force for growth of Young Men into the challenges of later life.God Bless our Soldiers!
From Brother Tim Clark's daughter, Kristi Clark-Miller, video she produced in memory of her dad(1943-2009).
Click here to view
From Brother Hughes:
My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word.
If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.
During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.
Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die. they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.
It only takes a minute to read this...
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke... totally . He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.
RECOGNIZING A STROKE
Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR . Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
S * Ask the individual to SMILE.
T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)(i.e. It is sunny out today.
R* Ask him/her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue
NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other , that is also an indication of a stroke.
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
I have done my part. Will you?
FROM BROTHER HEINRICH
OK, your challenge tonight is to remember when you had your first brat, soaked in beer for a day or two with onions etc, served with all the trimmings after being grilled on some sort of bar-b-q. Sounds simple, but go back to those thrilling days of yesterday year and forget about the simple ones at home, that maybe weren't on the grill. For those of you who grew up in WI, maybe it is pretty easy. For those of us, and maybe I am the exception as I am not a native Wisconsinite, I did have to search for the first. I do remember brats at home but not soaked for days in brew, just thrown on the grill and the whole time hoping they don't explode due to the heat and the casings being a bit tough. I even remember driving through Sheyboygan on a Sunday and smelling them being grilled outdoors but on my way elsewhere and not able to sample the local favorite taste sensation. Pi Omega Pi held corn roasts at Starin Park in late August/early Sept to welcome students back to campus but I think it was the spring of freshman year (1965) following a rain out date for the baseball team, that an impromptu party was held out at Whitewater Lake and Pierotti and the Posse played off the back end of a Ford (help me, it was kind of like a pick up but had a flat bed to the rear) which had some portable generators on it for the amps. Possibly Tom Higgins had something to do with this event, but after being rained out, even us ballplayers opted for the chance to get to the lake for relaxation. I can still remember what a perfect night it turned into as the sun came out (made you wonder why the games were postponed) and the parking lot by the beach became the best party place ever. Yes, even though it was spring time, in a State Park, beer made its way there and the trash cans had large rocks or concrete blocks in them. Throwing the glass bottles into them, breaking them , made the refuse smaller in cubic feet to collect (I think the weight remained the same)
The reason for a trip down memory lane...just a perfect evening in Indianapolis. 72F, no breeze, sunset, birds chirping and the sound of a stream nearby. Of course, the brats here were soaked for 2 days with onions in Special Export, grilled over coals, (forget gas when it really comes to taste), add some more onions, a bit of mustard, steam the buns and drink some more cold 12 ouncers from a Phi Chi beer stein, emblazoned with "Chuck 1969" on it. Fortunately, Johnsonville Brats are available in Indiana and whenever back to the environs of IL, I stock up on Special Export, the old G. Heilman Brewery's class product , a bit above the other brews. No matter who brews it now, it still beats Red, White and Blue by a mile.
Yes, just a great memory and on a perfect evening, thinking back about the good old days isn't so bad after all along with the great times shared as Phi Chi's. Hope all of you had a great Saturday, be it north of here, south of here, but more importantly, just be glad you had the opportunity to enjoy the day.
Chuck Heinrich June 09
FROM BROTHER MELIG
In 1960 the Fraternity of 33 actives were to graduate 11 members (mostly Korean Veterans). They Designed a plan. True to the Phi Chi tradition, they planned for the exit and forcelly recruited pledges to replace those graduates - as a Vet, I too was recruited. A replacement pledge class resulted, Andy Anderson & I were several of the Vets. The resulting mix was an unanticipated resouver of talent. That group spured a real expansion of the fraternity, and were not afraid, to pinpoint and recruit, not only good athelites, but those who could add to our capability of becoming the "best" Fraternity on Campus.
Then the next pledge class was a superior challange for us the newly installed actives with only a semester of experience. It resulted in a pledge class 2 times the Fraternity membership at 42 Skunks. With 6 Fraternities on campus, the recruitment was fierce. Phi Chi designated specific persons to know, recruit & involve potential candidates to all "Rush" functions. Of the resulting class-- Most made it -- Those that did, were of incredible talents.
How could 20 some actives, bring aboard twice (42) our membership and still maintain all the traditions, rituals and then mold them into a cohesive group? The pledges were amazing -- the small chapter made it happened and thrust our Fraternity into the Upper, Upper Crust of the Campus life (our GPA was not great, but C before the Vietnam grade escalations was OK)
The next pledge class was like a supplemtal draft in the NFL. Phi Chi was much more selective. We were filling in needs and recruting those who filled in those needs. That class sustained the traditions thru the '60's are or will retire well and got their early exposure to the world -- not only from home (previledge or not) but thru rubbing shoulders with those who, in life, would suceede well -- that's what Phi Chi accomplished in the long term for our members.
The Fraternity grew from 33 KoreanVeterans in 1960 (11 who graduated, leaving 22) to 103 diversified members in 2 years. No other Fraternity had such a membership. No one else had such talent. It took 2 sorities to fill out our parties as guests -- our members were in demand at formals (and other things). Meanwhile, in Colledge and Intra-mural sports -- Phi Chi was King.
In only a very few instances were the Adminstration, other Fraternities, or the Community antagonistic of Phi Chi. Phi Chi had established a reputation -- yes, hard drinking, acheving athelitically, but totally engrossed in all College life and all the experiences that it afforded for late teens and early 20's. I'm on my own, get my degree, and experience life.
Our rural location meant that everyone knew everyone else on campus. There were those Phi Chi's who did not really want or could persue a degree, they melted away one by one. Those left honed the concept of college, maturing, and demonstrating talent at an early life stage.
Since the 20's Phi Chi has produced generations that have kept the concept of Phi Chi alive. When down, the Fraternity has always bounced thru inspired leadership. When punished, "egg shell" conduct "tip toed" a very thin line, Yet Phi Chi still surrives.
I don't know if the fraternity still teaches of Warner & Jungbluth who founded us in the 1920"s, but the tenents they established that lasted for over 80 years -- are Phi Chi Epsilon -- proudly one of the only "Indepenedent" Fraternity's in the entire United States.
While Fraternities are in recession today, remember that Plato & his students, The Library of Alexandria, the monks during the "Dark Ages" the Catholic Church preserved knowledge (whatever ytou think of them), then the Renesiance theorists, & during our great American Depression, we did IT -- so too can Fraternities.
Low periods only beg for and soon produce Leaders. The message: Don't give in. give up, or say uncle -- disaffected college students who disparage Greeks form informal relationships that disipate soon after graduation -- those pillars of support are made of sand-- ours are made of concrete -- 50 years from now, FRATERNITY is Brotherhood.
Phi Chi -- Yes WE CAN.