Friday, July 1, 2011

Home to the motherland.

Before I jet off on Ethiopian Airlines (they check your bags for free!), I wanted to post about an exciting adventure I had earlier this week. Bonnie Pennington (our glamorous Alpha Delta Pi archivist) took all the interns on a very special trip to Macon, Ga., on Wednesday to see where it all began.

Photo (and artsy-fartsy editing) by Amanda B. Nguyen.

For my non-ADPi readers out there, Alpha Delta Pi was founded as the Adelphean Society at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Ga. The college doesn't have Greek Life anymore, but it still exists (as shown above) along with our Alpha Delta Pi history!

The interns present ... Ms. Bonnie Pennington!

These lions are new at Wesleyan! We were one of the first groups to see them.
(Alpha Delta Pi and Phi Mu, both founded at Wesleyan, claim the lion as their mascot.)

Eugenia Tucker Fitzgerald (our primary founder) lived to the ripe old age of 94!
In fact, she was still alive when my chapter, Alpha Gamma, was founded in 1915.

Awkward family photo? Haha.
The Cannonball House in Macon has a room dedicated to the Adelphean Society.
Some of our alumnae were able to save original furnishings from the first chapter room at
Wesleyan, which now decorate the Cannonball House.

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