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Friday, August 03, 2007

Happenings on a summer afternoon

A golden toast to Karen Logan, Kay Lee and Ann Holland.

The Shreveport-Bossier Delta Delta Delta Alumnae did just that Thursday at "Back to Tri Delta," a late afternoon gathering at the southeast Shreveport home of Betsy Fritze.

It was a girly girly kind of party with Bellinis, wonderful hors d’oeuvres, and much conversation. (I was clicking the digital for Scene & Heard and gallery shots which will be in the paper and online later.)

And, there was a special Golden Circle ceremony for the Logan, Lee and Holland, who were initiated into the sorority 50 years ago at what is now respectively Rhodes, Colorado and LSU. (I will go through the Golden Circle in 2011 for my initiation at the University of Tulsa was in 1961 — remembered by me as the year of "the twist!" I must have twisted a 1,000 times to "Cotton Fields Back Home!" that spring.)

Alum prez Chouttie Hayter presided.

But our group is not all about parties. The chapter raises funds with a sale of wrapping paper and attendant products in the fall. (The catalog is filled with wonderful things, including great Christmas gifts. I can’t wait to order.)

The money goes to its Wish Upon a Star, Inc., which grants wishes to sick children.

I rode to Betsy’s with Dixey Thornton and she and I enjoyed a chat with Elizabeth Crafts, wishing her well as she leaves at the end of September to spend a year working in Denmark. (Doesn’t that sound neat!)

And, a hail and hearty farewell to four active Deltas who leave soon for LSU.

They are: Jessica Demello. Alycia Angle, Mamie Cowles and Cassie James.

... Earlier in the afternoon, we enjoyed a tour of the gardens on Cross Lake where David Helms and wife Anita McKeithen live. He showed us the exotic and common plants they tend to, paths through the woods he has created and their whimsical garden art. It is a story I am working on and you’ll see it soon on the home and garden page.


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