Monday, January 26, 2009

67 Angels

First, I want to thank all of you for your warm welcome to the blogging world. I never anticipated so many encouraging comments, and they are greatly appreciated. I especially want to thank Diane for advice, help and encouragement as I continue to figure all of this out.

Something special about me is that I am a Pi Beta Phi...Pi Phi for life! I loved my sorority during my college years, but I have come to love it even more in my alumna (I guess that's the right way to use it!) life. I have made so many more wonderful Pi Phi friends after college than I could ever have imagined...This brings me to what I really want to share with you.

I was approached to be an Alumnae Advisor for a brand new Pi Phi chapter at Mississippi State University! BRAND NEW...Mississippi Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi! After alot of consideration and arm twisting from other Pi Phi friends, I agreed...and it's been so much fun! Yesterday we installed 67 young women as the Charter Members of the new chapter. They have no clue as to how much Pi Phi is going to enrich their lives and I am so honored to be able to share my experience with them.

Congratulations to the 67 new Pi Phi Angels at MSU!

Are any of you Pi Phis? Or members of another sorority? Greek life on college campuses is so much's not all parties like it's often portrayed, but a great way to make wonderful friendships for life.

Thanks for stopping by...


Monday, January 19, 2009

What's in a name?

AMBER...I've always liked my name, but I'm not sure how mumphrey (my mom) came up with it...Sorta different in 1962, when common names were more like Susan, Linda and Debbie. There are lots of Debbies...I think that is the most common name among my friends. Anyway, back then when someone called out "Amber", they were always talking to me. Not so much any more...there are "Ambers" everywhere. When I'm out in public and I hear someone shreiking "AMBER", I'm relieved to see that they're reprimanding their own little girl, not me!

And let's talk about finding items with your name on know the little stands where they have the mugs, keychains, pens, etc. Never an Amber among them back in my day. But now...Ambers are's just amazing how through the years, the trend in names changes.

I have a sister, AINSLEY, who was born when I was 21. Ainsley is a nickname, short for Ainsworth. It's a cool name...not many of them yet, either. Try looking for that one on a mug or keychain...but who knows what another 20 years will bring...