Lily’s Graduation

Yesterday we had a gi-normous picnic to celebrate our youngest high school graduate!  Our trees are finally providing shade, the weather cooperated, and I think it went off without a hitch—except for some grass allergies and a few No RSVP/No-shows: I wonder if e-mail was a mistake.

Trivia: The USPS does not have a creed or motto.  “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” is an inscription on a post office in New York City, referring to the courier service of the ancient Persian Empire.

For her picnic, almost everyone who could be here, was here.  That does not surprise me: Lily is beloved; one of a kind.  She’s Christian, respectful, and loving.  She’s sharp, helpful, and hard-working; cares for children, plays piano, rides horses, and is computer-savvy.  She’s very beautiful, but has her own casual style.  She likes to have fun, is doing a great job of training her dog, and—oh yeah—she’s a nut! (j.k.)

So I served a big spread for Lily’s special day: the tables out on the lawn were jam-packed with sandwiches, guacamole, fruit, cookies…  you name it.  50 people were here, but I could have fed 100.  [It brought back to mind Emily’s wedding last fall.  Sigh! All three of our girls are all grown up!]  We had lots of leftovers, but thankfully today some relatives came by just in time for lunch.

Lily’s been getting lots of questions lately:  “What are you going to do next?”  … “Is there anybody special?”  She responds demurely and politely when the situation calls for it, but with others, well, she pulls out all the stops.  …Yup, she’s definitely got her own style.  I love that.


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10 Responses to Lily’s Graduation

  1. Amy says:

    It seems that the Canadian postal service may be going the way of the courier service of the ancient Persian Empire… 🙂

  2. Toni says:

    Congrats to Lily. I can’t believe that she is old enough to graduate.

  3. Tamz says:

    Sure wish we could have made it, but alas, we’re out of town. Actually, we’re out of state. Ummm, I guess we’re technically off continent. : o)

    Miss everybody, though.

  4. Aww, Lily’s all grown up! Can hardly believe it. Why, I remember just yesterday when her mother stood in the church kitchen doorway holding baby Lily and a hammer and spouted this groaner: “Hey look everybody, it’s Lily-hammer-doorway.” (Wasn’t that during the Olympics?) Seriously, congratulations to Lily and to her parents for doing an awesome job raising such a lovely young lady.

  5. Tamz says:

    I KNEW I’d made a comment while we were gone! I just now saw your reponse, though! HAHA!

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