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What Sorority Girls Do For Fun

They ride banisters backwards in their pedal pushers.

They ride banisters backwards in their pedal pushers.

They play a rousing game of Old Maid.

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Sometimes Linda plays a mad, mad guitar.

Sooners042Sue can rock an old piano whilst wearing a kerchief.

Sooners043But it isn’t always fun and games. Sometimes things go wrong, like having a flat tire.

Sooners039Or the TV stops working.

Sooners036And being slaves to fashion is hard work!

Sooner033But the most fun is a slumber party, with nightgowns and curlers in their hair.

SororitySleepYep, there’s no doubt about it. These gals know how to have a good time!

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Greeks Raise The Roof

I am as excited as the Saturday Night Live Target lady today! Not only did I procure another ancient history yearbook for my collection, but it cost ONE DOLLAH. Yippee!

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SNL Target Lady

¬†It was during this 1963-1964 school year that JFK was shot and killed. But honestly I don’t know if that was enough to make these Oklahoma Sooners put down their cups for one second. The fraternities and sororities sure knew how to party:

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I didn’t know “raise the roof” was a popular term fifty years ago, but these fun-loving Greeks were clearly raising it.

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And they partied like rock stars. Even Bo Diddley got in on the action.

Sooner018But partying can get out of control. I think Roger got a little too fresh with Jeanne…

Sooner019Pi Kappa Alpha partied like Royals at their Dream Girl Party. No red solo cups here.

Sooner020Old or young, it didn’t matter. DEKEs liked to have a good time.

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Delta Kappa Epsilon

Eileen could barely contain her excitement at the TGIF Party.

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Alpha Epsilon Pi

Linda screamed when a zebra-jacketed matador sat on her lap at the Bowery Ball

Sooner026These Delta Gamma gals showered Ned with Christmas cheer.

Sooner028Sigma Delta Tau knew their second amendment rights.

Sooner029And Zeta Tau Alpha wore their sunglasses at night. Too cool for school, you guys.

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Bienvenido A Miami, Part Tres

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First off, let’s give thanks to the hardworking yearbook photographers, who not only captured this great winter wonderland, but would have had to do serious bicep work to carry those old school cameras.

Remember that this was an era before Liquid Paper. Imagine all the retyping that had to be done.

workgettingdidThe editor proofs some copy, smoking what appears to be a redskin headdress feather, but may well be a blurry pipe.

Miami018And check out the fly neckties on these fellows.

staffCheers to the yearbook staff of the 1949 Recensio–may you all have your own blogs on WordPress, if you are still alive.