Saturday, May 2, 2009
Hey Yall! Today was Ben's graduation from Maine Maritime Academy. He received a bachelors degree and already has a job waiting on him! Yeah Ben! In case you don't know Ben, he and Julianne have been dating for almost a year and is a very nice young man. Today was a beautiful day! We left home around 7 am and headed to Castine. I wrote about this little town recently here on this blog. We got there a little early and went ahead inside as soon as they opened the doors to the public. Maine is still a little cool folks! We sat down hoping Julianne would let us know where she was since the place was starting to fill up fast. Finally we see her. And guess who was sitting right in front of us? Ben's grandparents and aunts. His parents came in about the same time as Julianne. Now what are the chances of that happening? The ceremony was very nice. As the parent of one child who has graduated already, I can tell you that there were some very proud parents there. And I can't wait to have that opportunity again when Chris and Julianne graduate. Ben looked very handsome in his dress whites. He couldn't wait to change out of them! According to him, they were very uncomfortable. One thing I can say about the north.....they are much, much more respectful during graduation ceremonies than people are in the south. I love the south, but it is just ridiculous and embarrassing. And I know that anyone from the south reading this knows exactly what I mean.
Ben's parents invited Dick and me to the lunch they had planned honoring Ben. We ate at a wonderful restaurant on the waterfront. The food was wonderful and it was so nice sitting with a sweet family. His sister has a precious little girl and we got to eat across the table from her. She kept us entertained the whole time!
Here are a few pictures from our day. Hope you enjoy them! Tootles!