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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The Merry Month of May
May came and went like a flash and it was wonderful! Besides spending a wonderful Mother's Day weekend here at my place with my daughters (and being spoiled by them with lunch, flowers and a Barnes and Noble gift certificate), I spent a weekend at their place in San Francisco last month. It was for a very special occasion -- Lys's college graduation!
We went over to San Francisco State University mid-morning as the graduates had to line up by noon. After presenting Lys with a traditional Hawaiian lei and taking a few pictures, Ash and I left her to join other grads in the BUS Major line.
Ash and I walked over to find our seats in the Cox Stadium bleachers. Within the hour the place was filled!
Then the graduates marched in to the stadium. Can you see them entering the stadium on the big screen? Excitement was in the air!
The San Francisco Giants President and CEO, Larry Baer, gave the keynote graduation address, focusing on the "art of the possible in life." Of course, it was sprinkled with some baseball history World Series analogies, and lots of inspiration. And then the grads flipped their tassles on their caps and marched up to the stage to receive their diplomas! Yes, I got teary -- that's my baby! And I wished so much that Lys's dad could have been there to see his youngest graduate. He would have been so proud of her.
We had big plans for an elegant dinner at the wharf Saturday night, but by the time we left the stadium we were too starved to wait another three hours for our dinner reservations so cancelled those and ate close to the campus. Then we went to Ghiradelli Square for hot fudge sundaes that night.
Complete with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset....
Lovely evening, lovely weekend! I couldn't be prouder of my girls! They both have their bachelor's degrees now, both are employed full time, living the lives they are creating day by day in the City. We are truly blessed!