Sunday, May 20, 2007
High School Graduation
Number Two Daughter's graduating class at Bayside High School was about 550 people. My high school graduating class was a mere 140 (1980!).
They had the graduation Saturday morning in the school's football stadium.
The ceremony and the giving of the diplomas was on a stage in one end of the field, with immediate family allowed to sit in seats on the field behind the mass of graduates. Both sets of stands on the sides of the field were full and people stood all around the sides of the field too. Two thousand people at least. Much, much more than attended mine all those years ago. Lovely Wife's high school had a massive group of graduates like this back in her day.
The day was beautiful, low eighties and partly cloudy (as you can see) but by the time they handed out five hundred and something diplomas, we all got farmer's tans. Sunburned on our faces, necks, and arms.
We told her that our suffering for her was proved our love; that these were sunburns of love. As I write this, my arms and face are burning.