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  •  Doing pretty well (7+ / 0-)

    my friend.  Better than I have been doing in years. I think I am coming out of the woods, for real, with this advanced Lyme, after three years of treatment.

    Take it easy with the furniture and moving things in this weather.

    My sister and I were just discussing on the phone what to do about this graduation.  I tend to think they should meet us afterward.  I am seriously worried about people being out in near 100 degree weather in the sun for hours.  None of us are getting any younger, some of us are healing but still sick, and so on.  It's just bad news.  

    The kids and the families are freaking out because they have not given the tickets out to the kids yet and the function is today.  We get 7 tickets so they have to be distributed to other family members. In case of rain, they hold it indoors, and we only get two tickets.  I wonder if they are going to invoke the rain policy and hold it indoors, and that's why they have been withholding the tickets. There is no shade at all in our football stadium.  Why they don't hold this thing at night, I'll never know.

    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Wed Jun 20, 2012 at 06:09:15 AM PDT

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    •  Think about the kids in black gowns... (7+ / 0-)

      ...under that sun.  Yeah, they're younger and probably are wearing shorts under the gowns (if they're as smart as their degrees suggest they are), but really now, your nighttime idea makes sense.

      Good luck, take care of yourself, and congratulate your kid on behalf of us kossacks.

      •  I asked my son (6+ / 0-)

        why they don't do the graduation at night in the stadium under the lights.  He said they time things this way because they have a special thing after the graduation.  All the kids (or most) stay at the school and they have an all night party.  They fund raise for this all year long, actually for all the four years that they are in the school.  It's a no alcohol, no drugs thing.  They bus them all over to Dave and Busters in Philadelphia for several hours where they can play all the games they want, and have food and snacks, and it is all free to them.  Then they come back to the school and party.  

        They started this project some years ago.  It creates a situation where they avoid some of the tragedies that happen after graduations with teenagers.  This is a really big school, so there are at least 500 kids in his graduating class.  Actually I'm not even sure how many -- probably more.  There were probably 500 in my younger son's middle school class.

        Well, we shall see how this plays out.   I'll know in a few hours when he gets home.

        "Justice is a commodity"

        by joanneleon on Wed Jun 20, 2012 at 06:28:33 AM PDT

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      •  And thanks (5+ / 0-)

        I will congratulate him on behalf of the Happenistas. He will roll his eyes, probably :D but will be flattered.

        "Justice is a commodity"

        by joanneleon on Wed Jun 20, 2012 at 06:29:20 AM PDT

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