Friday, May 27, 2016

SAR #16148

Euphemisms don’t change reality.
Not only is this the Memorial Day weekend – although we've long since either forgotten or abandoned that which we were to remember – but I devoted yesterday to celebrating my granddaughters, the valedictorian and salutatorian of their high school class. And that was most memorable.
A Parting Shot:


Anonymous said...

The apples don't fall far from the trees. Congratulations.

dodahman said...

congratulations to all. very hard to pull off.

Jason Mierek said...

Congratulations to everyone! Likewise, we're celebrating our daughter's transition out of middle school and into high school. And I'm travelling a few hundred miles this weekend to put flowers on my Dad's parents' graves. I'm working overtime to rediscover that which we were to remember.

George Anderson said...

Well played, brilliant shot! (I'll shut up now, don't want to ruin it for anyone else!)

Anonymous said...

Charles, congrats to your granddaughters!
All that we should remember have not been forgotten.
If you have never visited, I highly recommend a visit to the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans, LA. This is one of the bigger weekends for the Museum.

Far from glorifying war, it tells the story of the American experience during that war and the stories of those who fought.

Anonymous said...

Congrats ! Well done .

Some of us remember .

Anonymous said...

"...valedictorian and salutatorian …"
congratulations, must have some of grandfathers intelligence.
the apple rarely falls far from the tree.
michael , olympia WA

Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III said...

Before the compliments get too deep, there's this: At the celebratory dinner last night their father asked the girls “Are going to work this summer?"

After a nearly unbearable pause, one looked at the other and then back at her dad and asked "Why would we?"

I was never asked if I was getting a summer job, I was asked where I was working.

Times change. - ckm

The Seditionist said...

Mazel tov!