Thursday, June 9, 2016

June 5 - June 6, 2016

An Anniversary and A Graduation
June 5 - June 6, 2016

The senior class of about 600 students
Our son and daughter-in-law's nephew is one of the graduates.
Sunday was our 51st wedding anniversary.  Last year we celebrated our 50th anniversary a little late with all of the family gathering in early August for a  long weekend in the Texas Hill Country.  This year we celebrated quietly in San Antonio, Texas.  We went to Sunday School in the morning and I left early from class to go get my mom for church.  After I got her to the auditorium, Ron and I left and headed to San Antonio.

Our son David and his wife Diana live in San Antonio and have been raising Diana's niece and nephew for several years.  Her nephew was graduating from high school Monday evening and we made the trip in order to be there for the graduation.  Sunday evening several of the family gathered for a late supper at McAlisters (a Soup and Sandwich shop).  There were 9 of us there for supper.  We had a good time and good food.
Diana's nephew getting his diploma
It was late when we got back to the motel, but it had been a very nice evening.  Most of the group was going for frozen yogurt, but our son had some things to take care of for his part time job and he was starting a new job with the school district the next morning, so he had much to do.  Ron and I had been through a long day and we were tired, so we skipped the frozen yogurt.

Monday morning we went to the Bill Miller B-B-Q for breakfast and then started shopping.  I needed some work clothes and I had Ron let me off at North Star Mall where I spent a long time shopping and bought very little.  We had lunch at the food court there before heading to another mall where I continued my search for work clothes.  I did have more success there and  we made a couple of other stops before going to join everyone at 4:30 at the Chili's at the Quarry Shopping Center for an early supper before graduation.
Singing the school song
There were 20 of us for supper.  Diana's family was all there:  her parents, her sister and three brothers along with their spouses and children.  The visiting was good, the food was good, the service was very slow.  Diana and the graduate left early and the rest of barely got out in time to get to graduation on time.  Traffic was heavy and then they were using the "wand" to check people before entering the Alamo Dome, along with checking back packs, purses, camera bags, etc.  But we managed to make it just as they were about ready to start.

There were around 600 graduates, so it took a while, but they did a good job of keeping the line moving.  We were all very proud of Diana's nephew graduating and being in the National Honor Society and having achieved many awards this past year in Academic Decathlon. 
Throwing hats after the ceremony 
Following the ceremony, we took pictures, visited, and then David took us back to pick up our car at the Quarry.  Ron and I returned to the motel while Dave took his nephew to the school where the seniors were meeting to be bused to a place for an all night lock-in, filled with fun and food.  Our daughter-in-law who teaches at that school would be working there all night.

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