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#1 olcowhand OFFLINE  

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 02:20 PM

Last night the last of my children graduated High School.  Kaylin was the last of 5.  I've had kids in school for 28 years, so kind of strange not being tied to school any longer.  Mom & Dad had 9 kids, but mine were spread 15 years apart to his 14 years, plus my oldest sister dropped out to get married, so I had kids in school longer than they did even! 

  I guess I'll get used to the idea, but it will be different not seeing one of mine get off a school bus.  New chapter in my life I suppose.

  Someone dropped the ball when laying out the outdoor graduation & had the sun squarely in all our eyes.  People were pretty aggravated, as they could have easily faced us to the east.   :mad2:

  Kaylin is under the arrow, and squinting from the piercing sun.  

Yesterday was a great day for her.  She got her 1st paycheck of $190 from McDonalds, graduated school, then in the lock-down "Project Graduation", she won $130 in the process.

  

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 02:22 PM

Congrats, to the whole family :thumbs:


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 02:43 PM

New chapter in my life I suppose.


Yep, old age...

Yesterday was a great day for her.  She got her 1st paycheck of $190 from McDonalds, graduated school, then in the lock-down "Project Graduation", she won $130 in the process.


Congrats to the graduate, the proud parents, and the proud grandparents.
Hope you enjoyed High School, It's all downhill from here, kid :D :rolling:
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Posted May 25, 2013 - 02:54 PM

Congratulations to Kaylin. It's a great milestone for her and also for you Daniel. I don't know what a lock-down graduation is but it seems to have worked out for Kaylin. 


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 02:58 PM

Congratulations to Kaylin and to the proud Mom and Dad.


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 02:58 PM

Congratulations to Kaylin. It's a great milestone for her and also for you Daniel. I don't know what a lock-down graduation is but it seems to have worked out for Kaylin. 

 

It's where grads are invited to stay overnight in the school & socialize, have games, etc under supervision of course.  Tons of parents & faculty are involved.  Keeps them from going to private parties & getting into trouble, or worse.  Years past there have been quite a few total that were killed in drunk driving situations.  It's a great thing, and since they started it, no kids have lost their lives on graduation night.


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 02:58 PM

Yep, old age...


Congrats to the graduate, the proud parents, and the proud grandparents.
Hope you enjoyed High School, It's all downhill from here, kid :D :rolling:

 

 

Yep, ya got that right!



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 03:07 PM

Daniel, you and Teresa will be "Honey Moonin" from now on. So you better be careful or you might end up with some more kids in school !! :poke:

 

Tell Kaylin that them folks from TEXAS said, CONGRATULATIONS !! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 03:09 PM

Don't feel bad I will be 61 when Heath graduates!


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 03:10 PM

Congratulations to Kaylin and the proud parents and grandparents. 

 

Actually Daniel I don't think they dropped the ball, if they had it wouldn't have been in your eyes!  :rolling:


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 03:12 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! To you guys.


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 03:14 PM

Daniel, you and Teresa will be "Honey Moonin" from now on. So you better be careful or you might end up with some more kids in school !! :poke:

 

Tell Kaylin that them folks from TEXAS said, CONGRATULATIONS !! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:

 

Thanks Brian, but no honey mooning here.  She's attending a college just 16 miles up the road & will still be living at home for a while yet & driving to & from.  But the baby oven is missing the heating elements, so I'm safe there!  :D

 

Don't feel bad I will be 61 when Heath graduates!

 

Oh craps, you're almost as bad as some of those TV actors!   :rolling: I'm 54 and feeling it!



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 03:17 PM

Actually, the sun was in pretty much everyone's eyes except one small group of parents on the far side.  80% of the watchers were blinded, and ALL the graduates were as well.  I'm betting if weather permits an outdoor graduation next year, the layout will be changed.



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 03:21 PM

It's where grads are invited to stay overnight in the school & socialize, have games, etc under supervision of course.  Tons of parents & faculty are involved.  Keeps them from going to private parties & getting into trouble, or worse.  Years past there have been quite a few total that were killed in drunk driving situations.  It's a great thing, and since they started it, no kids have lost their lives on graduation night.

 

Sounds like the safe grad program they have up here. We've had our share of tragedy on grad night as well. Sounds like a real community spirit is involved in setting that program up in your area! 



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 04:18 PM

This is about the time that your wife may start getting depressed and lonely. "My babies are all grown up!" She may start wanting you to fill in her free time.


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