Class of ’73 Gathering Was Spectacular
The Class of ’73 began their celebration of their 50th reunion year with a get together at the Double 4 ranch near Wheatland, Wyoming. Hosted by Dave and Mel True, 12 of this class’s 16 classmates, plus Sweethearts, were able to attend this gathering held from July 6-9.
50 Years of Memories
Brothers in attendance arrived from Miami to Seattle and various points in between to take part in four days of reminiscing, telling new stories, and enjoying great meals. A number of this group spent two days on four-wheelers exploring the pastures, pine forests and hills of Wyoming at over 7000 feet of altitude. Several of the spouses tried their hand at doing watercolor paintings.
The brothers had a surprise visitor when Dave True’s ’73 big brother George Faerber ’71 showed up with his wife, Pam. They attended dinner one evening before continuing their own trip to Montana. George commented, “It was a great time and brought back many memories of 202 Littleton.” All the Sigs sang the Sweetheart song to Pam Faerber, who was Delta Delta’s Sweetheart in the Fall of 1970. They also showed off their musical talent with a rendition of “The Brown Eyed Sweetheart” to their host Mel True. Each brought tears to several in the room.
Sigma Chi Reflections
The brothers of the Class of ’73 also took this opportunity to reflect on the role Sigma Chi has played in their lives. Mark Sand ’73 provided Norman Shields (our pledge manual) to each brother present. In turn each wrote their reflections in them as they shared them with their pledge brothers. According to Harold Force, this was a wonderful way to express the bonds of their true friendships of over 50 years.