Another Graduation

Tonight I’m going to yet another college graduation.  I figured up that I’ve been to approximately 70 commencement ceremonies during my career thus far.  It’s become soooooo routine. Gather up regalia from office.  Drive. Meet at church approximately one hour prior to the service.  Eat some food that someone put out.  Chat a bit. Find my reading glasses.  Sneak out to stage to put them on … Continue reading Another Graduation

Blue Ring

When I was ten my father graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  We all went to the civic center for his commencement ceremony.  His parents, my grandparents, were there too.  They bought him a class ring with a beautiful blue stone representing his December birthday.  That day changed our lives. Soon after we moved into a “new” home and my father began to remodel the 1926 house located in a more middle class … Continue reading Blue Ring