Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

Three flags were flying at Balboa Park in San Diego. I thought of my men- three of them- husband, son and son-in-law, three of the millions in this generation who have served our country.
Thank you!




San Diego State University

San Diego, California

May 22, 2009

Graduation



Department of Anthropology



summa cum laude
Spencer Lee Rogers Award



Arts and Letters Graduation
How will we ever find her among the 1,200 plus graduates?

There she is!
Right side. Third row from the front, just to the left of the two flags.
150 feet away.
Love my new camera's zoom!


Congratulations to MamaMia!


Particulars: The Professor and Willow

Four children

Four Bachelor Degrees!
Two BAs and Two BSs

26 comments:

Thom said...

Thank you for sharing this great post and to all those that serve. Wonderful pics and congrats on your daughters graduation and now 4 of them. Temendous.

nikkipolani said...

Wow - congratulations indeed! And a special thank you to the three in your family who serve this country.

ellen b. said...

Congratulations to Willow and the Professor on seeing 4 children through! Love the photos and love your zoom!!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Well done to you and the Professor and particularly to MammaMia ~ Summa Cum Laude ~ well done indeed!

Service to the country is an honorable family tradition.

Lovella said...

. ..and now why did I get goosebumps reading this? I am just delighted for you. . .well done Willow!

The flags .. .I love the flags. .and your three men who have protected not just your nation but many others as well.

and about my post. . .I thought of you when I mentioned where I bought my china. . .I was going to even say it in brackets. . but then I thought. . .(correctly so). .Willow is clever. .she'll put he names together. . .and so you did.

Kiti said...

You mention the four BAs in the family, but why no props for your children who worked hard for their Bachelor of Science degrees?? *cough*bothgainfullyemployed*cough*

Willow said...

You're right! I will go back and change it!

Knitting Linguist said...

Congratulations to all of you!! That's an impressive record -- I know how important parents are in supporting kids through getting a degree :) Hooray!

Mama Mia said...

Wow, two terrible pics of me! But the award and yellow cords are there, so I guess it's okay! :o)

Mama Mia said...

Erm, the photos themselves are great quality-- no slight against them! Just me appearance in them. :o)

M.Kate said...

Congrats to Mamma Mia and congrats to you being a great mother too.

Sharon Lynne said...

Congratulations! You have much to be proud of!

Brian said...
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Brian said...

Hello Willow, congratulations to your daughter and to you, lovely. And yes you did pick her out lol...

Thank you for comments on my last few blogs, yes Strichen Park is beautiful... Glad the waterfalls remind you of where you grew up...
Brian

Jane said...

Congratulations to MammaMia, she looks so happy. You have a very clever family with all those degrees!. Loving your photos with the new camera. Jane x

Beatriz said...

What a memorable weekend! And what a beautiful post. I'm a little misty in the eyes from reading this. Congratulations to you and Professor and MamaMia.

Jientje said...

Congratulations Willow!!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

GO AZTECS!!!!

Oh my goodness...what a surprise to see this post. My son graduated from SDSU in 2001..same weekend, same building, same pictures in front of the same beautiful building.

I went there for two years, then tranferred to another school, my mom was there for two years and my dad graduated from there in 1950.

Congrats on your well-educated brood. And a special high five if all the degrees are already paid for!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Congratulations to you Willow for seeing 4 kids through college!!! What a feat!!!! And such happy pictures!!!! I spent 14 years living in San Diego...and took some classes at SDSU...Terrific school!!!! Thank you for stopping by my place!!! I am delighted to meet you!!!! I've seen your lovely self around on other blogs...I'm so glad to officially meet you! ~Janine XO

Melanie said...

Congratulations Mama Mia, and all her family. You must've been so proud Willow.

Rosehaven Cottage said...

May I add my thanks to them as well! Their sacrifice and service matter much to me.

Cindy

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Congratulations!
It is so nice to be here in your blog again. :)

Flower said...

Wonderful day for you and John!!
Great accomplishment for Mia!!
We are all smiles here!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You're both wonderful parents, Willow and Professor! Congratulations to you and your four children! You should all be very proud!

Bethany Hissong said...

WOW.... give her a hug from me!!! That's fantastic: suma cum laude!!!! You have to be proud of that!!! What a wonderful mom you are!!!!!!

transitionyourlife said...

I really liked your photo of the diploma, tassel and cords. What at great shot.

Very good idea for all grads.