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Pomp and Circumstance

Posted Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at 8:21 PM

Wow - what a weekend. Two graduations - three graduates. Two ceremonies - both with those "ridiculous cap and gowns" and all the pomp and circumstance that goes along with it. Plus I was extremely tickled the high school graduation took over an hour. My thought here is that if after 13 years - those attending should be able to give those kids at least an hour or more of our time to celebrate their achievements and this important milestone.

The younger daughter graduated from high school - Southwest High School. The older daughter and her fiancÚ graduated from college - University of Nebraska-Kearney.

Younger daughter was also chosen by a committee of professional educators to read the speech she had written at graduation. She and another classmate were so honored. Plus she was a honor graduate. Her reception was well attended and she received many nice gifts honoring her achievements.

Older daughter also graduated with honors. She graduated summa cum laude, which means after four years of college classes, her grade point average was between 3.90 and 4.00. Her fiancÚ graduated and is employed full time in Kearney. They had a nice lunch with the family and friends that were in attendance.

Both of the girls have been responsible students. They did their homework. They studied for tests and their hard work has paid off. No - they aren't perfect but we are allowed some "bragging" rights in all of this.

Now they will be on to the next steps - the younger one to be a college freshman. The older one to be in the MBA program in the fall and getting married in a few weeks.

To my two chicks and the newest fledgling in the nest - a rousing round of applause, a hug and a kiss from the your old Mom. AND just for the record - yes - we did graduate in Wyoming and yes we did get to wear those cap and gowns too! Even if it was windy!! LOL



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