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Sunday, October 30, 2011

M^3 taught us right!

While at training we had the opportunity to visit Macon, GA.  Where the Alpha chapter originated.  First we started out by playing an amazing mix of consultant songs in the Phi Mu van.  Here's a list...I know you all want it :)

Barefoot Blue Jean Night by Jake Owen
Hell On Heels by Pistol Annies
Settlin' by Sugarland
King of Anything by Sara Bareilles
Sorority Girl by Luke Bryan
Never Alone  by Lady Antebellum 
Love Like Crazy by Lee Brice
Who Says You Cant Go Home by Sugarland
Mean by Taylor Swift
Storm Warning by Hunter Hayes
Yeah by Usher
Baby Girl by Sugarland
Little Miss by Sugarland
Boys From The South by Pistol Annies
Cheers by Rihanna
Wobble by V.I.C.

Let's just say the 2 hours drive passed by extremely fast with us jammin' out to these tunes!

We arrive in Macon and meet the Mercer University Phi Mu chapter!  They were super sweet and I just loved their Greek Village on campus.
Phi Mu Consultants outside the Mercer Phi Mu house
First stop...Wesleyan library.  We were able to look at archives from the Alpha chapter.  It was awesome to see old yearbooks, magazines, photos, even fans our sisters used back in the day!

Photo in the yearbook acknowledging the death of the sororities at Wesleyan College
It says, "Gone but not forgotten.  1851-1914"

Phi Mu Two step! I love this.
I wish I could play it.

Fans from members of the Alpha Chapter

This is dedicated to Phi Mu in honor and memory of the Alpha Chapter.

Next stop...Cannonball House.  Where the Philomathean Room is set up which is just like the original chapter room for the Alpha Chapter of Phi Mu at Wesleyan.  Old Wesleyan burned down but they wanted to preserve the history of the two founding women organizations on campus.

Boots pic!

Chapter Consultants
Love this picture of us.
Wish everyone could have been in this picture.

Cannonball House
Last stop...Martha Bibb Hardaway Reddings's grave.  She was one of our three founders.  Her grave is located in Macon and is acknowledged with a quatrefoil tombstone.  

We brought carnations in memory of our founding mother.

Phi Mu Consultants at MHR's grave

It was a little bizarre to actually visit one of Phi Mu's founder's grave!  Someone said when we got in the car..."Wow because of that woman right there we have a job right now!" It is completely true.  I am so blessed to have the opportunity to travel across America.  This experience has been absolutely amazing and I could not have asked for a better organization to represent.  Mary Mary and Martha might have been young collegiate women back in 1852, but they had big dreams! They are looking down on us and smiling because they are so proud.  I just know it.  Honored, blessed, and proud to be a Phi Mu!

Hope you enjoyed the history lesson :)

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