Friday, June 5, 2009







Tonight's post is more of a family post. You all probably know I have 5 grandsons and only 1 grandaughter. Well she turned 14 in Feb. and graduated last night from jr. high and will enter high school at Fremd High in Palatine, IL. Her brother will be a junior there this year. The unfortunte part of graduating is a lot of schools funnel into this jr. high but only about 10% go on to Fremd and the rest go to Palatine High. Therefore friends they have made in the past two years are split up. I guess that is life and you just go forward. Jenny is a very happy girl and is very friendly so I know before long she will know half the school.

We got there about 6.30 for the 7 program and were seated right on the ground floor in front of the stands because of Harv being in the wheelchair.
My daghter had nabbed 2 tickets so she bought her 7th. grader who will be doing the same thing next year. She crawled into the bench behind us in the special seating She is also very social and volunteers at all the schools so knew probably half the kids there. I am posting a pic of Jenny herself, one with her Mom & Dad (her dad is my middle son) and one with Grandma who had bought her red roses . She looked lovely and was going on to a party after.

I did comment that it looked more like a high school graduation. 8th graders sure have changed. I spent more time looking at the girls teetering along on very high, bejewelled shoes. Life sure does change.

Love you Jenny - she was always my girl when she was little. Still is my girl.

4 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

What a happy event! Congratulations.....

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Kids grow up so fast don't they. She's a beautiful girl and you have a right to be proud!

Plays with Needles said...

She's beautiful and so are you! Love the roses and I know what you mean about the shoes!! I once went instead of my sister to my niece's pin ceremony. I couldn't help but think that all the boys looked confident and sure of themselves as they walked briskly across the stage to "shake and take" their pins -- on the other hand, the girls looked hobbled and handicapped as they clip-clopped and teetered across the stage -- they made a spectacle, took forever to reach the other side of stage, and when they did they were so embarrassed at that point. I couldn't help but think that something was wrong with that picture. Good luck organizing this weekend!!

Willa said...

These are the best memories.. they just keep comin'! Being from a big family I look back on all the crazy frenetic times getting ready for these events although we didn't do Jr. High(Middle school graduations when I was a young un'). It's a great life and God is good! I was wondering where you were these days, I can never keep up with you!