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1955 Sooners

Let Me Show You The Door

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Cactus 1979

I found this little nugget in a new-to-me yearbook (that reeks of cigarette smoke and has little torn football ticket halves inside) this morning. Every bit of it makes me smile. The dark-bearded fellow in the floral shirt evokes the (not-then-yet released) movie Urban Cowboy. The fellow in crimson and cream is clearly the aggressor, perhaps Bud-induced, and his failure to don a belt makes me cringe. Beltless jeans make me crazy.

The towheaded guy in orange reminds me of a younger (perhaps more Appalachian) Terry Bradshaw.

Bradshaw Fun Fact: Dallas Cowboys’ linebacker “Hollywood Henderson” infamously said Bradshaw “couldn’t spell ‘cat’ if you spotted him the ‘c’ and the ‘t.'” OUCH.

 

 

Whenever I See Your Smiling Face

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I wanted to share the warm smiles of this couple, shown in one of the montage sections of the 1949 Oklahoma A&M University. The footer at the bottom (not shown here) reads: Good neighbors from everywhere gather in friendly Aggieland.

I also like the little tea cups. Cheers!

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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.

Delta Kappa Epsilon

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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