Here’s the story:
My father went to college in Moscow, Idaho at the University of Idaho. We were all there a few years ago, and saw that the fraternity house, Phi Gamma Delta had a *brick* project. You could pay some money, and they would put the name of the fraternity brother, and his pledge year on a brick, and put it into the cement outside of the house. Sort of a momento/fundraiser.
This was four years ago. We never heard about the brick again. In December, I started calling. Then Kenny, my beloved BIL tried to get them to finish the job, and Laura, my sister called also. They said they couldn’t put it in because of the snow. By spring, the members we worked with had left the alumni positions that they held. Last week, I started again my round of emails, phone calls, etc.
Thanks to Ken Nuhn, who is the new advisor of the chapter, he got Jim Hill to photograph the brick and send it to me just in time for Father’s Day. The brick will be going in the house soon. Here is the email he sent to me. It really warmed my heart.
“…Your father’s gift to the House is important to me personally. I have some pledge brother’s bricks at the house; those brothers have passed ‘Ad Astra’ before me so the bricks mean a lot every time I visit. I also want your father’s brick to be near your uncle’s, and will do the best I can to do that. Please give him my best wishes on Father’s Day! I have two sons; if someone drops the ball on something that is important to our family, I hope they will act as you have to get things done!”
Ken Nuhn, ‘75
Mu Iota of Phi Gamma Delta
Our perseverance paid off again, and my Dad’s brick will soon be in place. I tell ya, it’s a big relief. Just can’t wait to actually see the brick in cement.
This song always reminds me of you. All of Johnny Cash does, actually.
PS-Part 2 of this story is very long. Suffice it to say, after all of this, that’s the wrong year on his brick. He graduated in 1955. **sigh** But, thanks to Ken, who is saving the day in a very LONG story.