Some of my early memories of him involve playing "Pac-Man" at a nearby convienience store. We would take turns - well, I would take a turn and then watch him for 10 minutes as he ate his way through multiple levels. I won't say he was obsessed, but he had his own special glove so the joystick wouldn't rub a blister. And he needed it. After he finished frying the upper level circuits of the game we would enjoy an "adult beverage", or several, together.It takes a lifetime to make a lifetime friend/brother. Look around at the men in your chapter. I can promise you will stay in contact with some of them for the rest of your life. I am in a city over 1000 miles from where I grew up and went to school, but there are four of us here who were all in the chapter at the same time - some 30 years ago. We still get together to watch football and swap lies about each other. It never goes away as long as you hold on to it.
When I got married to my second wife they [Bill and Martha] came to the wedding and the party afterwards to help me celebrate. We all ended up in the condo swimming pool somehow and I'm told everyone had a grand time. I think Bill "helped" me get into the swim of things. A few months later Bill and Martha decided to make their arrangement official. Unfortunately I was not able to help them celebrate their joy because I had celebrated way too much the night before.
Great Smoky: Bill Auvenshine; Good-bye to a 25-year friendship.