Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Hi everybody!

Last week was graduation!

It is always a great time to celebrate.

One thing I had to celebrate was having incredible colleagues.  

Some of these folks saw me through the toughest year of my life.  

They were so generous and supportive.   

I am so lucky to have wonderful co-workers!

The day of graduation was beautiful!  

I always love seeing all the students in their gowns and their proud families in the stands.

Here I am with my students Gairon and Moises. 

They completed my Literature class and may have even learned to like poetry (a little).

(I am not really that short.  They are both basketball players!)

Life is just a series of graduations, isn't it?  

Some we celebrate with publicly and some we celebrate privately.  

Here's to flipping that tassel to the other side and heading out into life.

Congratulations to all the graduates!


Nat said...

How lovely! Congratulations to all the graduates... and to their brilliant teachers!

Nat said...

How lovely! Congratulations to all the graduates... and to their brilliant teachers!

Larri said...

Congrats to the grads and to the fabulous teachers who shaped them! ☺ Happy Tuesday, friend!

Unknown said...

How true about graduations. Live is a series of graduations, some we are glad to see, and some we hate but know it's part of life.
Sounds like your graduations are working out for the good.

Leah J. Utas said...

Yes, it is. And each graduation must be celebrated.

Out on the prairie said...

Always nice to have made an impresssion on your students, but sometimes hard to let them go.

Hilary said...

Congrats to the grads and to their teachers for a job well done.

I suspect you're going to have a wonderful summer.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to all of the graduates! Heck, I'd look short between those two guys.

Pat Tillett said...

Congrats to all!
Why is always SO hot on graduation days?

Tabor said...

Love graduations but have not been to one in years.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

You look fantastic and so happy!

Tracy said...

Betty, I love it and so well spoken; 'life is a series of graduations' so true....I like the photo of you with your students...how fun is that!

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! Such tall graduates! LOL!!! Awww BB!! You must be so proud and you look absolutely happy!! Yay!! Take care

Brian said...

Hooray graduates! Never stop learning!

Ms. A said...

A big graduation for you, too... and you made it! Flip that tassel, Betty! Congratulations on YOUR graduation.

Gigi said...

This one brought a tear to my eye - mine is graduating high school on Friday and headed off to college soon. I hope he is blessed to have teachers like you!

Lin said...

Aw, one door closes and another opens. It's melancholy, but it is also such a celebration.

It's good to see you smiling. :)

Ann said...

As exciting as graduation is it can also be a little sad with all those farewells. Congrats to all the Grads.

SquirrelQueen said...

I like that line, "Life is just a series of graduations". That is so true, life keeps testing us and eventually we graduate from that school and move on to another.

Congratulations to all the grads!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Graduations always leave me as a teacher so proud of the kids and a little bit sad that they're moving on.

faye said...

Now you can jump into summer mode,,
enjoy !!

Sally Wessely said...

Nice photos. Graduations are a great reason to celebrate. It seems you have graduated to a new place in your life. I'm so proud of you. Will you teach this summer?

Sueann said...

Loved the photos!!
We had our granddaughter graduate this year from high school!! We are proud.

My Mind's Eye said...

Happy Summer BB
What a beautiful day for graduation.
Oh my word BB's proud tall students
made a BB sandwich. Love all the smiles.
Madi and Mom

Connie said...

It's such an exciting time for them. Congratulations to them all. :-)

jenny_o said...

You must feel an even bigger sense of accomplishment this year, after facing some major challenges of your own and overcoming them.

Congratulations to you and to your students, and enjoy your upcoming holidays!

Kazzy said...

Graduation is a great metaphor for general progress in life. You look great!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betty - what a great post - such a zest for life .. I loved these photos - those two guys are TALL!! The photos are wonderful .. I loved seeing everyone in their gowns ..

.. you have amazing colleagues and you are so lucky to be amongst them and have their support these past few months.

Delighted for you - cheers Hilary

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Congratulations to you, Betty.

Your (former) students are as handsome as they are tall.