Greek Is Greek? The "Tri Omicrons"

Today, I'm linking up with Kelly at Messy Dirty Hair to tell you about my "Greek" days!
Why is "Greek" in quotation marks like that?
I wasn't exactly Greek, but I was in a "sorority."
Meet Erin, Emily, and Rose.  (Erin is also my cousin!)
Yep, we are that classy and sophisticated.
Okay, these are a bit more normal:

We were roommates my junior and senior years in college.  None of us knew Emily; she just signed up for our apartment because there was a free space in it.  Rose went to high school with Erin and me and was in band with Erin, too.  We did find out that Emily's boyfriend was in choir and in Nick's (Erin's boyfriend) music frat (Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia).  And thus we bonded quickly.  One of our first weeks together, we did a craft night and decorated canvases with our names to put on the wall.  But this was before my digital camera and the smartphone-era, so I don't have photos of that.  :(  I do remember I almost wrecked driving us home from Walmart and thought I had scarred Emily for life!
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We had movie nights, made up games (like "Fun," which is what you see with the streamers), and cooked and baked together.

With our first Halloween together, we started a tradition:

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Yes.  I went as a pregnant homecoming queen one year.

Because we started spending a lot of time together, it meant that we spent a lot of time with Nick and Philip and their Phi Mu Alpha friends.  After a while, we got sick of hearing about their fraternity stuff all of the time, so we decided to start our own sorority.

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with the guys

And the Omicron Omicron Omicrons were born!

This is us throwing up our sign.
Yes, I know it can be seen as something kind of sexual.  That's half the fun.  ;)
(We first thought we were the Tri Omegas, but Nick clarified that the "O" is not the Omega sign.  *lol*  Apparently, we didn't pay much attention in church or in history class!)

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We've been Tri O's through illnesses, vacations, weddings, birthdays, babies, and holidays.  After all, O's are never-ending. ;)
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Be sure to say hello if you are a Greek (or non-Greek) popping in!
Carolina Fireflies

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Share Your Thoughts

  1. I wasn't in a sorority in college, but actually was in high school. I get the feeling high schools sororityw used to be a lot more popular in the early 1900s, but they've faded away. (For good reason probably!) If I remember right, ours was founded in the 1930s, and Billie Jean King was actually in it when she was in high school.

    1. I think you are right about high school sororities. My best friend from college and her little sis were in one in high school. Very cool about yours!


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