The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3356042
Posted By: Rapparee
26-May-12 - 09:58 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
My nephew, resplendent in his green gown, gold rope, and white satin collar, received his diploma in a mercifully brief ceremony this morning. "Mercifully brief" because it was in an un-airconditioned high school gym packed with people. There were eight (8) valedictorians and they each said two lines -- even the HS Principal was happy with that. During the (roughly) 90 minute ceremony I drank 20 ounces of water. There were 78 graduates; one will be entering West Point and the other the Naval Academy.

My nephew will be at the University of Illinois this Fall, majoring in Electrical Engineering. There is a good chance he will be graduating in EE at the same time his older brother graduates in the same subject.

There were about 20 people at the party afterwards, which just broke up about 45 minutes ago. At any given time there about 10 separate conversations going on. Among those present were a 1st grader, a 3rd grader, a JD degree, an MS degree, an MPA, several bachelor's degrees, an MBA. These included two former Marines, two Army veterans, two retired teachers, an active librarian, a railroad carman, and a couple of "significant others."

And an miniature pinscher named "Selena."

A good time was had by all.