Sunday, May 16, 2010

Back home and glowing with pride!

We have 3 new graduates in the family! My sister, Joan, and my niece, Shawna, graduated with their Associates Degrees in General Studies, from Black Hills University, on May 8. They graduated in South Dakota, but since they lived in Hawaii for many years, they gave each other leis as is Hawaiian tradition for graduates. After graduation, they met a young man from Hawaii, who was also graduating. My sister gave her his lei. The next day, on Mother's Day, my niece gave her lay to Joan.

My brother, Bob, graduated with his Associates Degree in Industrial Maintenance, from Northwest Mississippi Community College, on May 15. He started his new job with Kimberly Clark today!


(That's him with Mom and Dad before he headed off to graduation.)

Our entire family is so proud of all 3 of our new graduates!! They worked long and hard.

18 comments:

SonyaAnn said...

Wow, there is a long line of smart people in your family! A very impressive bunch!
And FYI, I missed you!

Pam said...

Well, congrats to all the graduates in your family! :)

Frances said...

Thanks,SonyaAnn and Pam!

It is good to be back!

slugmama said...

Congrats to all 3 of your grads!!
I know it takes alot of gumption to go get a degree at a more 'ahem' mature age so extra kudos to your sis and bro for going for it!
My father studied nights and went to college since my parents married at 18 and 16. He graduated the year before my oldest brother finished high school so I know what kind of commitment that takes.

And we missed you too! But we are glad you had a good trip...

Frances said...

Hi, Sluggy! I will forward your good wishes. We are so proud of all 3 of our grads!

I am proud of your dad, too. It takes a lot of commitment to attend college while raising a family.

McVal said...

Congratulations to all those smart guys!
We're going to lots of Grad parties this spring.

Frances said...

I'm really proud of all graduates. It is really hard to get there.

Together We Save said...

Congrats to the graduates!! That is awesome!!

Frances said...

Thanks for coming by, Together We Save!

yonca said...

Welcome back! Congratulations to all graduates in your family!

Frances said...

Thank you, Yonca!

SonyaAnn said...

Write something, I miss you!
I know that you are probably trying to get caught up since you are back but I'm having Frances withdrawals!

Frances said...

OMG! SonyaAnn, I have been so busy since getting back. I am actually having to WORK at work. Bummer!

SonyaAnn said...

Thank you for writing. I felt the love!

Frances said...

Awww...thanks, SonyaAnn!

Frances' Favorite eldest niece said...

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for all the cograts to our family. I love you Aunty!

Frances said...

LOL, Shawna! (Frances' Fairest Oldest Niece) It took me a second, when I saw the id, before I realized it was you.

You are so welcome....we are all so proud!

Frances said...

DUH!! "Favorite Eldest". So I can't read....it's been a long day. LOL!