| I thought it might be good to look back at some of the things we have enjoyed as Sigs over the years. I must
express to you that I am a sucker for nostalgia and things of the past. I am a long-time collector of memorabilia
and what many would consider junk. I suppose it began with being raised by Grandparents who survived the
depression. They saved everything and so did my Great Grandmother, as well as my Mother. I now have all of the
junk that I saved, plus what they saved. The good news is, I kept some of our Sigma Chi history, which I want to
If you can put your brain around it, brothers; its been 50 years since we became Charter members of Epsilon Chi.
As the old saying goes, times flies when you are having fun. (Sometimes I wish I were not having so much fun!!) If
we reminisce a little, much of what we once knew is gone, along with many of our dear brothers and loved ones.
Do you remember where we were initiated? The Shamrock Hilton now no longer exists. The Adams Petroleum
building that we celebrated in after our initiation, no longer exists. Epsilon Chi chapter that we built at Lamar, no
longer exists. Of course the old shacks that we met on campus in, no longer exist. I was not privileged to ever see
the housing that Epsilon Chi had at Lamar, but I understand they no longer exist. Many of you went to Thomas
Jefferson in Port Arthur and it no longer exists. The old buiding that we met in when our the Sig Chapter began no
longer exist. I could go on, but you get the idea. Much of our history is now just that, history, but the one thing that
still exists is our brotherhood and the memories that we all share.
My personal history that led me to Sigma Chi. I was blessed to grow up in two different worlds. I lived in a small
East Texas town of Malakoff with my Grandparents and attended school there, but my summers were spent
visiting my Mother, sister and stepfather in Pt. Neches. It was natural that I began my Sophomore year in 1958 at
Lamar Tech, living with the Powers and commuting to Lamar. My sister, Vivien, began commuting to Lamar with
me, after she graduated from PNG in 1959.
|HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY EPSILON CHI
By Brother Don Henderson Epsilon Chi '62
FEBRUARY 11, 1961-FEBRUARY 11, 2011