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This is the first year, for as far back as I can remember, that we only received 2 graduation notices in the mail.FAINT315.GIF

One is for a young sister from our hall, who gave up college scholarships to pursue her spiritual goals.Happy Excited Woohoo.gif

The other is for my nephew, who is going to Michigan Tech in the fall.


Our checking account will not have to be depleted as much as in past years.Happy excited.GIF


Now-a-days, it can cost  you a bundle just to buy the graduation cards!yes.gif

I finally settled on a money card for the sister and a $3.00 humorous card for my nephew.

My nephew's card says:  This is biology (picture of amoeba) This is geometry (picture of triangle) This is geography (picture of globe)

and then you open it up and it says And this is history (picture of high school)  :D


Well, I thought it was humorous, anyways. ^_^


The sister graduated last weekend (during our RC in Green Bay so I wasn't there)  Tomorrow is my nephew's graduation and the following weekend is his graduation party.  I want to attend our meeting, but might have to go to Marquette's hall, because that is where his graduation is and I might be really late if I go to our meeting.


My brother Tom is flying all the way from Seattle to attend the graduation.  I don't even want to drive from Trenary.No grinning.gif (90 miles roundtrip)

The only graduation I would fly anywhere for would be one for Gilead. YES Grin.GIF


What is the furthest distance you have traveled for a high school graduation? BATEYES9.GIF


Nobody has to DRIVE me crazy.5a5e0e53285e2_Nogrinning.gif.d89ec5b2e7a22c9f5ca954867b135e7b.gif  I'm close enough to WALK. 5a5e0e77dc7a9_YESGrinning.gif.e5056e95328247b6b6b3ba90ddccae77.gif


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Hmm, that's a good question Rosanne because I really had to think about that.  I would say the last time was at my brother's son's graduation years ago when I flew to Atlanta, Georgia. I suppose had I driven it would have been approximately 400+ miles.  I wouldn't do that for anyone but family.


Interestingly, the LAST graduation I attended was 3 weeks ago and I had a good time "dancing in my chair" :D.  The hostess  asked me if I could cut the graduation cake and I gladly accepted the assignment.  It really made me feel appreciated as I thanked Jehovah for this small gesture. ^_^

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Probably haven't exceeded 20 miles to any secular graduation, high school or university.

Did drive 600 miles, Newport, OR. to Fairfield, CA. for daughter's graduation form School For Christian Couples.

 I am not sying I am Superman, I am only saying that nobody has ever seen Superman  and me in a room together.

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Dear Sister Ross, I haven't traveled any considerable distance for a graduation. I was part of many graduations, as a secondary and post secondary educator, and had to deal with the flag salute in a variety of avoidance behaviors. I was planning a step-up day for all our cong youth this month (many are moving into home schooling) but got pre-empted due to my baby dog's 24/7 convalescence care. In my research, I learned that the traditional Graduation song, Pomp and Circumstance, is a Military March. I am now thinking of having a gathering (get-together) in September, the start of our new Service Year. Graduation means completing tasks incrementally ( gradually). Gilead gives us positive examples of a manner of recognizing the setting and achieving of goals. Hope you have positive experiences, whatever your decisions. YS 

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