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What is the memory that makes you laugh hardest today?

"1980-1984:  t's time for the "weekend"  Too much has happened for not being together...It's time... Let me know if you can make it to a hideous weekend...it's time...." -Tom Kapelewski, '82

"My first memory of my fraternity days was being rushed by "Thumper" Barkley (deceased now). "Thumper" asked me if I drank and not wanting to jeopardize my chances of being accepted I said "no" and then asked "Thumper" if he did and he said "no". Shortly after when I was accepted as a pledge there was a party in the basement and we both got smashed!"-Norman F. Hess Jr., '50

"One of my favorite memories is the Alpha class initiation that took place up at Cornell.  Being late the first night because the driver got the bus stuck in the mud while trying to turn around in someone's front yard, the 15+ of us sleeping on the floor of a random brothers apartment (Craig under the table), the self guided tour of campus the next day (complete with a hand drawn map), Laif's jokes over Chinese food, sleep deprivation before initiation, and tossing Keith off of the porch at the after party.  I know there were a lot more memories from that 24 hour period, but those are just some of the highlights!" -Tara (Washko) Tagmyer, '01

"Mattress races down the stairs. Record was held by PSU starting quarterback John Hufnagle at the time." -Rick Hoffmann, '71, '72

"Most of the best memories I probably shouldn't mention, including pulling a sleeping Dave Sawtelle out of the dumpster and doing burnouts in the parking lot with Taylor Doebler's Mustang.  But one of the best moments was when we moved Owen Quigley's ENTIRE room into the foyer and set it up just as it appeared upstairs.  The poor drunk bro came back from the bars that night, walked in the front door, and simply could not get a grip on reality... he didn't think he had walked upstairs yet, but indeed there he was in his room!  Ralph, do you think he has figured it out yet?"-Mike Miller, '86

Describe the best party

"Getting hot and sweaty dancing the Twist in the party room Saturday nights."-Bill Hardham, '61

"Deejaying at parties with PBR Ben Siegel  hanging out in Camlek and Collester's room."- David Sawtelle, '93

Describe your favorite/best road trip

What is the one memory you have shared or will share with your children or grandchildren?

"My best memories revolve around the friendships I made during my days in the house.  I loved building the homecoming float!  But most of all, I enjoy the fact that I met my husband in the house."-Kimberly Moran, '01

"Intramurals with the guys vs. other frats were always fun - win or lose."-Doug Zecher, '75

"Had a great time fund raising for the 1995 Dance Marathon!" -Benjamin R. Moore, '97

"Experiencing initiation - after all of the events we had to go to, and the information we had to learn - was amazing.  Staying up all night with my new brothers is something that can't be forgotten, or recreated.  Watching the sun rise on the front porch with Polizzi was awesome." -Lauren Fischetti, 03