I have been emancipated from the financial vise of undergraduate education…free at last!
I have written my last tuition check, my last apartment rent check, my last food dispensing check, my last parking ticket reimbursement, and my last college calamity check.
My two children are now college graduates. At this moment, I am glad we never had a third child.
My daughter and son graduated from Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. This is a beautiful small school in the hills of eastern Kentucky. It is a state school and public university, one of the top public universities in the south. I am honored to have both of my kids to now be alumni of the same school as their dear old dad.
Morehead State was close enough to where I live in West Liberty that I could go over and take them out to lunch or dinner on numerous occasions. College students are always up for a free meal. More importantly, it gave me a chance to spend some valuable time with my two favorite young adults and also spend a little time back on the college campus that I remember so fondly.
This is a picture of my son’s graduation from Morehead State. He can be seen in the picture…he’s the good-looking one. My mom and dad are also in the photo and that means a lot to me.
I was always drawn to the color and pageantry of the college commencement…this doesn’t mean that I want to attend them every year. I love the multi-colored robes the faculty wear.
At my daughter’s graduation last year, I tried to get a shot of the movement of the faculty during their recession. I did not have a tripod, so I could not get a good shot of what I wanted. This time I grabbed my tripod and we sat in the same spot behind the stage. I was pretty happy with the result.
The faculty always seem to be in a hurry when they leave the ceremony. I always wondered what would happen if one of them tripped, would it look like a massive pile-up on the Autobahn? I assume they want to start their vacations by getting out of there as soon as possible. Much like my wife and I are now in a hurry to jettison the extra money we will have to spend on ourselves if we can recover from paying for seven years of undergraduate expenses.
So to all of us who graduated our offspring this year…congratulations to us. Let’s hope they can get a job so they can buy us a meal. I will order lobster at market price. Before the check comes, I will be moving out of the restaurant faster than this faculty.
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