April 5, 2010, 10:22 a.m. National Archivist Lyn Harris, front, and Program Assistant Holly Whittle, Theta Lambda/Wingate U, discussed updates to the archives display at the Chi Omega Executive Headquarters. —Photo by Michael Thompson, Jr. Photography
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Pearls of Wisdom
Pearls of Wisdom
We asked Sisters how they preserve memories of the best days of their lives. We are pleased to share their answers
with you in another offering of Pearls of Wisdom, great ideas for Chi Omegas from Chi Omegas.
Memories in Real TimeAlexandra Nicole Flores, Psi Gamma/Mercer U
The memories of the best days of my life are preserved by
re-living and re-telling the stories with the women who
shared them. Keeping in touch with my Sisters and making
the most of opportunities to be together preserve living
memories of the best days of my life.
Photos and Videos on DVD Amy Givens Lumpkin, Tau Kappa/U of Montevallo
I make DVDs of my scanned and digital photos. DVDs are a great way to share photos with small children who might not be too careful with old pictures. They are also cheaper than purchasing scrapbooking supplies and if you have video snippets, you can incorporate those as well.
Decks of Playing Cards Mark Special Events and Places Heather Achenbach Balas, Beta Delta/Thiel College
I collect decks of cards featuring places and times in my
life that are special and that I wanted to remember. Of
course, I have a Chi Omega deck!
Scrapbooking Michelle Rimdzius Krzmarzick, Omicron/U of Illinois
I preserve memories using photo books from
web sites such as www.Shutterfly.com. It’s
similar to a scrapbook, but less expensive and
much less time-consuming. Annually, each
of my three children gets a photo book with images from
important events, holidays, vacations, and just day-to-day
activities during the year. Additionally, I keep memory
boxes in which I store mementos that don’t fit in a photo
book or scrapbook. I have a memory box for my Chi O
keepsakes, one for my wedding, and one for each of my
Kristina Robbins Campbell, Iota Beta/U of Massachusetts
Scrapbooking! Creative memories, Shutterfly, and a lot of
other stuff mixed in, too.
Sharing Photos Via E-Mail Rachel Edan Peters, Xi Beta/U of Maine
Since we live in different cities, my pledge Sisters and I send monthly e-mails to one another
with a picture of ourselves from our college days attached. It’s a fun way to share
photos that not all of us have, and a great way to keep those memories alive.
Quilts from T-Shirts Alisha Claudine Schanckenberg Hanshaw, Iota Zeta/U of Nebraska–Kearney
I cut up all my Chi Omega T-shirts and made two blankets out of the pieces. I gave the
blankets to my two little Sisters in the house. I know these blankets are used often.
Jamie Marie Smith, Psi Gamma/Mercer U
I have had two quilts made from the numerous T-shirts from collegiate days.
Love Notes on a Carafe Laura Squire Trott, Kappa Beta/Rhodes College
While my husband and I were celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary with a special
dinner, the maître d’ surprised us by bringing a carafe and paint pen to our table and
encouraging us to write what we love about each other on the carafe. I was delighted to see
what my husband wrote and he enjoyed what I wrote, too. It was a great date and now we
have a reminder of it in our dining room cabinet.