CRANKY’s ANNUAL FRATERNITY REUNION
We did manage the Friday night cocktail party / dinner which this year was hosted by Carl and Debbie Anderson at the Sea Isle City, NJ Yacht Club. The food was great, and so was the company, especially the wives of all those idiots with whom I once spent so much time.
|The Delt house Lafayette College|
Inside the Delt house
The highlight to the evening for me was a Stu Robinson story. Stu, who we called Wally because of his uncanny resemblance to Wally Cox (giyp), is a classic story teller. His calm demeanor and dry wit never fail to make me laugh.
This particular reminiscence involved a young lady who had dated several fraternity brothers. She seemed to like our fraternity house and its members, as she was present at many of our parties. Her name was Sally. Most of the brothers did not know her last name. Her nick name was Sally Free-and-Easy. Sally did not know that this was her fraternity moniker.
The nick name was probably unfair. Sally was a free spirit. She was attractive. Guys being guys tell tales. When one person claims Sally was “easy” it probably meant he “made out,” maybe he got to second base. The next person who dated Sally may try and top the story in a sophomoric “stud battle” common to the sixties. Long story short, Sally became known as Sally Free-and-Easy.
Stu was an engineer major. Engineer Majors were always super smart about anything science or math. Socially they were sometimes a few beats short of a full couplet.
At one Fraternity event, Stu almost cost the brotherhood the company and attention of Sally. He was on a first date with a lady that years later would become Mrs. Wally. They bumped into Sally. Stu, the consummate gentleman introduced Sally to his date.
“Sally, this is my date Donna. Donna, this is Sally Freanezy.”
Ms. Freanezy was not amused. She was not amused to a very great degree.
Stu later explained,
“I thought she was Italian.”
This was the first I heard that story.
Wally may well have made it up. He has a year to top it.
Great night Carl and Debbie, I’m sure we missed a great time on Saturday and Sunday!
See you all next year.