On Graduations

Been a little busy with high school graduations. I worked at a couple, then attended the ceremony honoring my nephew and his classmates.

Yes, the graduation was all about my nephew. He was cleverly hidden amidst 600 other young men and women for security purposes, but it was about my nephew.

Anyhow, I didn’t write for today and I’m using the youth of my community (and especially my nephew) as my excuse. Here’s a three-year-old rant about high school graduations to fill the screen today.

A little bonus graduation video, because that’s the kind of guy I am.


6 Comments on “On Graduations”

  1. Debbie says:

    I must have missed this one before, but you are so right.
    I especially loved this paragraph:
    “One last observation. The amount of shouting that occurs when a particular person graduates is in inverse proportion to their class rank. The valedictorian graduates to total silence.”
    Truer words were never spoken. It’s as if the parents of some poor kids really doubted they’d actually graduate and only showed up for the proof!

  2. We Found Him Captain! says:

    Did they call out Anwar Sadat? He was supposed to graduate this year. I’m tired of showing up and not hearing his name called. Isn’t three times the charm?

  3. Cole will graduate at the end of next year with 13 other kids. We’ll all have front row seats. I’m saving one empty seat next too me and I’m pretty sure it won’t be a problem. Since I love each and everyone of those 13 kids, I’ve known most of them since first grade, and their teachers (no cafeteria workers) the cheering will be equally distributed at the end of ceremony. “Great’ comes with age, experience, and contribution. . .our standing ovation will be for their teachers. Congratulations to your nephew–if he is as clever as the brother that sometimes shows up on Blurt–he should do very well.

  4. We didn’t get caps “for safety reasons.” Most disappointing moment of my life.

  5. […] all about doing that. But then a reader commented on my post from about graduations, saying that her high school graduating class hadn’t been allowed to wear caps “for safety reasons&#8… That brought my mother’s warning flooding back into my […]

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