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My Love Story

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My Love Story

  We pledged brother and sister organizations that spring.  We saw each other 
frequently at fraternity/sorority functions, and, in the cafeteria, of course.  She 
dated a friend of mine and I watched from the sidelines, hoping for another 
chance to make a play for her heart.  Then while dining and socializing one 
evening, a senior member of the fraternity requested that we dance together in 
the cafeteria!  I know it sounds like an odd request for the cafeteria, but Hatchet 
was known for trying to humiliate pledges and didn’t really care about others who 
were trying to dine and return to their studies.  For me, it was the greatest dance 
of my life!  Hatchet and about a dozen cronies crooned ‘Frauline’, and I was 
dancing with Vicki. And, for that dance, she was “my pretty frauline”.  I felt like 
Bobby Helms had written that song just for me; for us! 

  I held her close and asked,” Do you know how to turn?”

  “No,” she replied.

  “Well, you’re fixin’ to learn!”  And I felt like I’d been fooled as we successfully 
made a full turn in the aisle between the tables and the milk dispenser.  I didn’t 
want to let her go! 

To this day, I smile when I hear the song!


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  1. Date: 4/29/2011 11:52:00 PM

    I think this was in the book, right? I really liked your love story when I read it. Hey, the other day I tried to find your name here and I could swear I typed in Ray Dillard and it brought nothing up. Well, I am glad you are still here and thanks for commenting to my blog! andrea (getting old really sucks)

  1. Date: 10/27/2010 8:12:00 AM

    Quite interesting story penned well and nice twist and amazing end, Ray. Good luck