Souvenirs Tell Stories: Part 3 — My Fraternity Paddle

A while back, I started writing stories about souvenirs. My initial story was about the first trophy I ever earned when I was 12. This small trophy reminded me of how I diligently practiced playing baseball until I was good enough to make the 1963 Wee-Men’s All-Star team.

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“I solemnly pledge and promise to never reveal the secrets of Sigma Phi Kappa.”

Yes, I made that promise, and I am about to break it. I have verbally told many of these stories before, but I have never put them down in writing until now. I assume the statute of limitations on such foolish promises expires when we receive our AARP cards.

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Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.

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