Univ. of Kentucky Delta Tau Delta Fraternity brothers Ben (left) and Blaine Lawrence with their sister, Jennifer at this year's Academy Awards
It was tough to see through our Nati-Light and Makers Mark haze at the time that two of our fraternity brothers' little sister would become the biggest success of us all.
Ben and Blaine Lawrence's little sister is Jennifer Lawrence. Ben a year older and Blaine two years younger than myself. You might know her from her roles in Silver Linings Playbook, The Hunger Games, or Winter's Bone.
At the fraternity house, we just thought it was cool when she was cast as a member of TBS' The Bill Engvall Show, as Bill Engvall's daughter. If you're ever creeped on my Facebook profile, that's why my interests indicate that I watched that show.
Aside from her recent Academy Awards, another cool story about Jennifer has made it's way through the webisphere. The Lawrences went to Louisville Ballard with another one of my fraternity brothers, Wes Strunk.
Wes' father was a Methodist Pastor and coordinator for the state of Kentucky, so he moved around a lot. He spent some time in Northern Kentucky (Dixie Heights) before moving to Louisville. Wes also was very close his younger brother, Andy, who has Down Syndrome.
With the Strunks and the Lawrences growing up so close together, Andy has been on the Jennifer Lawrence bandwagon even before the Delts caught wind of her catching her big break on TBS.
There's another reason to love America's Sweetheart:
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