Monday, March 19, 2012

My Delta Gamma Dream Girl

This Saturday, I took Jane to Delta Gamma's Founders' Day celebration at the Southern Yacht Club.  I think it's so fitting to have this event at a venue surrounded by water.  In DG, we talk, or rather sing, a lot about sailing on the Delta G and dropping anchor, so honoring our founders in a room where your view is of sun glistened water as far as the eye can see is perfect.

I have always loved Founders' Day.  I find that it grounds the collegians and reminds them that above all, their fraternity is built on a foundation of sisterhood.  There in the room with them are women who have dedicated their lives, some celebrating 50 and 60 years of service, to the fraternity.  The parties are fun, the tshirts are cool, but those are the things about the fraternity that fade as college ends.  It is the lifelong bond you create and the sisterhood that is fostered that lasts a lifetime.  It's something I hope I reflect one more than once a year, but it's nice to have a day set aside to do so as a fraternity.

Here are some pics of me and my Delta Gamma Dream Girl...

Tights with Mary Jane's built in!  The best invention ever!!!

She was so distracted by all of the fabulous DGs that we had a hard time getting her to look at teh camera!

I think she'd make one heckuva DG! 
Hope your Monday is off to a great start!


  1. What a cutie! I love those tights.

  2. WOW! I'm a fellow DG-blogger!!! and a mama of 2 gorgeous little girlies! SO glad to find your blog. Stop by and say hello; would love a DG mama "follower"!!!!
    xoxox E

  3. What a darling DG you have!!!!
    What fun photos. I must take Elle to Founders Day next year.

  4. I'm curious about your use of "fraternity" in talking about DG. Is sorority not a politically correct term anymore? I mean, I'm all for saying flight attendant rather than stewardess, and fine with using actor for either gender, I get that women want equality and to not feel like they need a separate label just because of their gender. But the latin origin of fraternity literally means brother. . .so really not applicable to a group of women in any way. If it is a PC issue, I guess I just really don't understand why it would be considered an issue of inequality to have a whole group of women referred to as a sisterhood. I'm a girl, proud of it, and would certainly rather refer to my group as a sisterhood (sorority) than a brotherhood (fraternity). There are no brothers involved. Thoughts?

    1. Whoa, there... I appreciate the passion you feel about this issue, but you should consider tempering your judgement until you have discovered all of the facts. A simple google search of "why is Delta Gamma a fraternity" (which I might add pops up without even completing the phrase, leading me to believe that many others have actually looked it up before making assumptions), gives you a very simple answer to this question.

      "Delta Gamma uses the term Fraternity because the word is derived from the Greek derivative "phratres" meaning "groups of people with similar interests" as compared to the Latin "phratria" meaning "brotherhood."

      Under the Greek origin, I would certainly define my sisters as a group of women with similar interest. We all strived to excel academically, to be leaders among our peers, to be philanthropists, and to be women with and for others.

      Have no doubt, I am a woman (not a girl), and I am damn proud of it. Delta Gamma Fraternity taught me to be.

      That's my thoughts on that...

  5. awww, jane is sooo pretty -- like mother, like daughter! you both look perfect! :)

    <3, Mimi
    Fashion To Figure Giveaway

  6. She's so beautiful! And could that dress be any cuter?? I can't wait to dress up my lil' lady bean!

  7. Awh LOVE her outfit! Take lots of pics they grow up soo fast!



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