Happy Birthday Looois

A Celebration of a man turning 50 with photos from the ’80s and ’90s

From the first post-Rugby practice party in September 1985 when the weird guy with the moustache was unceremoniously left passed out in the third floor (all women) Spellman Hall lounge; to lacrosse trips to Tampa and San Diego; to the anti-snoring device and morning fights peppered with the accusation “Fascist!”; to the straw poll vote for Alexander Haig; to the little British guy falling out of our well crafted loft (I have far too few photos of Taffy); Louis L. Bono has been a fantastic partner in crime, a great roommate, and despite our distances in the past decade, one of my best friends and favorite people in the world. I will always cherish Lou’s friendship and his stellar sense of humor provides me with good memories and a hearty laugh almost every day. Remember, ‘that shit ain’t funny, my sister ain’t got no fingers…’

Happy 50th Louis. What’s a girl to do?

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Quad Jam, Quad Jam! I wanna be your man! 1988
BWOM (The Beautiful Women of Manhattanville). Quad Jam '88
BWOM (The Beautiful Women of Manhattanville). Quad Jam ’88
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Bros before….
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Patrick at Texas 1989
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Millie, make us some chili. (Lou might be asleep in the car).
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Howie going full Vampire on Deb Cleary while Mike looks on helplessly. (1989?)
A pre-vegetarian Happy grills up some sausages and bloody meat, which may or may not have contributed to Howie's vampirism.
A pre-vegetarian Happy grills up some sausages and bloody meat, which may or may not have contributed to Howie’s vampirism.
Louis in his finest hat. 1988(?)
Louis in his finest hat. 1988(?)
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A special relationship.
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Happy Boy in DOD’s room 1988
Happy Boy in Damman 3-2. Spring Formal, April 1987.
Happy Boy in Damman 3-2. Spring Formal, April 1987.
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Damman 3-2. Winter Formal, December 1986
Keghenge. Damman 3-2, January/February 1987.
Keghenge. Damman 3-2, January/February 1987.
Bono and Paradise. San Diego, March 1989.
Bono and Paradise. San Diego, March 1989.
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Lacrosse trip to Tampa. March ’87
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Hotel bed fun. Tampa, March 1987. Louis, Jerry Kebrdle, Joe Youngs.
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Martha’s Vineyard. Sometime in the early to mid ’90s.
Louis and golf clubs at Martha's Vineyard (1998?)
Louis and golf clubs at Martha’s Vineyard (1998?)
Happy, Dillo andJoe enjoy free food and booze on the occasion of Lou and Jennie's engagement. (Not pictured, Dillo's 'good ale' [Ballantine] courtesy of Lou's dad).
Happy, Dillo andJoe enjoy free food and booze on the occasion of Lou and Jennie’s engagement. (Not pictured, Dillo’s ‘good ale’ [Ballantine] courtesy of Lou’s dad).
"Hello? Yes? Yes I have the Grateful Dead tapes. You need to come and get them out of this room before my roommate comes back. I can't listen to them when he's around. What? No, Lennie and Jennie and Debbie are over here watching Andrew Dice Clay. Okay. Bye."
“Hello? Yes? Yes I have the Grateful Dead tapes. You need to come and get them out of this room before my roommate comes back. I can’t listen to them when Lou’s around. What? No, Lennie and Jennie and Debbie are over here watching Andrew Dice Clay. Okay. Bye.”