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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Graduations: Favorite Quote #5

It's official, graduation season is over.  I went to my last one last night and amazingly it was outside.  They are so much nicer outside.

I was pulling for a Dr. Suess quote and I'm happy to say that my wish was granted.  A school board member, whose daughter was among the gradutes read from "Oh! The Places You Will Go!"

"Kids, you’ll move mountains. So be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.”

Totalling up the five graduations I attended I saw 1376 kids graduate.  I heard 17 student speakers and 12 administrators ponder advice for the future.  I watched silly string fly, beach balls get confiscated and heard approximately 500 airhorns blow in support of loved ones. 

Don't tell anyone, but I'm sort of gonna miss it, but there is always next year.  Congratulations to all of this year's Class of 2009!

3 random thoughts:

Jenners said...

Well here is something to tide you over ... you've inspired the newest "Fun and Games with Jenners," which is to write a commencement speech! I hope you'll play along -- you can use as many Dr. Suess quotes as you want!

The link is here:

http://mrsfligs.blogspot.com/2009/06/fun-and-games-with-jenners-game-6.html

Sneaky Momma said...

Great quote. I LOVE that book! I always read it to my first graders on the last day of school. :)

Dan said...

Dr. Seuss is always a good choice. (Not to mention that Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss to you) is a fellow alum and was a very good lecturer the times I heard him.)

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