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Graduation Quotes

Yes, I have no pictures. I have no pictures today! (only words!)

Here are some quotes from our graduation ceremony (it’s not the most significant of graduation years, but it was nice nonetheless).

There are shortcuts to happiness. Dancing is one of them. – Vicki Baum

Don’t let education get in the way of your learning. -Mark Twain

You gotta have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we’re playing a game. It’s a business, it’s our job, but I don’t think you can do well unless you’re having fun. – Derek Jeter

And, said by the light of our classroom, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” -The Little Engine that Could. (This student has autism. He has many special learning needs, and he reminds me constantly that so do we all. He has taught me more in this year than I could ever hope to teach any student).

A room without books is like a body without a soul . – Cicero

Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Dr. Suess

These children who recited these words tortured us for weeks in rehearsal, but rose, as they always do, for the occasion. It was a lovely ceremony and their words were so well suited and chosen. I will miss this crew.

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June 25, 2008 at 12:27 am 2 comments

15 Years Later . . .

I know why I was so easily tricked into going to my college reunion.  It was fun there.  And I met fabulous women.  Here’s a shot of a few of us at a luncheon for my freshman roomate/soon-to-be cousin (she is marrying my cousin!!  Yay!). 

So now I remember why we went.  Friends.  Oh, and that beautiful chapel.

OK, it wasn’t all perfect, just like the good old days.  We stayed in the dorm I lived in Sophomore year. Well, tried to stay.  After a midnight bedtime (late for us!) the “late night” crowd had a hard time settling down in the hallways. So, we left.  Luckily our getaway car was driven by a doctor/mommy used to the wee hours – back in the big city by 4:30 am and so happy to return.  Unscathed, and full of happy memories, and glad to be 15 years out and counting.

June 22, 2008 at 1:26 pm 1 comment


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