Tonight was the local high school graduation.
I didn't go, since Cody graduated last year.
But people at work were talking about it. One of my friends said he was leaving work early to go to graduation. I asked him who was graduating, and he said he was-- from preschool. We had a good laugh, but then I mentioned that I still remember my kindergarten graduation.
Our program was nursery rhymes. Can you guess which nursery rhyme character I was? Here's a hint:
Yep, that's me in my little bloomers, sun bonnet, and watering can. Have you guessed who I was yet?
OK, I'll tell you. I was Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary.
My friend said, "They had you pegged." I knocked him in his head. But not really, because I would have gotten fired. But I wanted to.
I still remember my line, too. The teacher said, "Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow?"
And I said, "With silver bells, and cockle shells, and pretty maids all in a row."
Our actual graduation ceremony, when they handed out the diplomas and such was on a different night, but I wore the same dress. Sans sun bonnet and bloomers, of course.
Anyway, good luck to all the graduates this year, and may you do well with your lives.
My thanks to my brother for scanning these old photos for me.