Saturday, October 25, 2008
The Bride is now The Graduate!!
Today at about 1pm local time The Bride passed a final exam for the last college course she is required to take for her degree. I can't tell you how proud I am of her!
If you've been following this blog you realize that The Bride and I are not young pups. I just retired from a business career and The Bride is a few years behind me. Knowing that, you might be thinking, Huh?
The Bride didn't go to college right out of high school. As a matter of fact she didn't start taking college courses until a little over 15 years ago. When we were living in Savannah, GA in the late 1980's and early 1990's she decided that she wanted to get a college degree. That's easy enough to say, but at the time she had two small children and a husband (me) who had a job that required me to be out of town at least 30% of the time. She was determined however.
She attend Armstrong State College in Savannah for about two quarters full time. All the rest of her "matriculation" has been through night courses in the different places we lived during my business career. When we moved to the Denver area she was lucky enough to get a job with an employer that encouraged her....and helped her financially, to get a degree.
For the past few years she had been relentless in pursuing this goal. I can't seem to remember a time in the last few years when she wasn't either in class at night or working on homework, research or papers during the weekend.
With all that crammed into the everyday work and home life she managed to do all of this with a grade point average that is stratospheric compared to what I managed to eke out 40 years ago!
To make this accomplishment even more impressive, her degree will come from Regis University. This is not your typical "get your degree in your spare time" deal. This is a real, well respected, tough, Jesuit college. On top of that her degree is not a BS (and I don't mean Bachelor of Science, I mean "Bull S&%$" like Political Science) degree, she has a degree in Accounting.
Before anyone gets upset about my Political Science remark, I have authority to say that because that's what my degree of 40 years ago is.
This day belongs to The Bride. I could never have done what she accomplished. I am in awe of her determination and desire. Three cheers for The Bride.
The Graduate part of the title of this post is a reference to the 1967 movie starring Dustin Hoffman and Ann Bancroft. A really terrific movie even today.....and if The Bride is The Graduate in gender reversal, she can have that affair......with me.....now that she has the time.
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