June 18, 2011

Catching Up! Part One...

Burr Oak Lake, Burr Oak State Park, Ohio

This past week-end, my wife and I journeyed to Ohio University (Athens, OH) to attend the graduation of our oldest daughter, Cary. It had taken Cary six years to finish her degree in printmaking...and we all were looking forward to the graduation ceremony and celebrations afterwards. We arrived late Friday afternoon at Burr Oak State Park Lodge...which is about 40 minutes from Athens...and after checking in/settling in...checked in with Cary and her younger sister, Melissa, who also attends O.U. And the adventure began...

You see...we found out that Cary had been suffering from a bad cold all week and wasn't feeling much better...and Melissa was starting to experience strong stomach pains. Canceling plans to meet up with them that evening...telling them to go to bed and we'd see them in the morning...we enjoyed a quiet evening by the lake...

The next morning...graduation morning...Cary was worse so it was decided that she'd skip the ceremony!!! After six years of hard work...but it had to be. Melissa...well...her pains had also gotten much worse...so much so that we decided to take her to the Urgent Care facility...where she, her mother, and I spent the next four hours...instead of attending graduation! Meant to be I suppose. It turned out to be nothing really...just a "hidden" infection...the first dose of meds helped her feel better.  They both felt better by the evening so they joined us for dinner at the lodge. What a day!



In any case, the next morning we had Cary put on her cape and gown and took the usual post-graduation pictures around campus. She's an O.U. grad now...what's next...who knows!! That's another story..

Congrats, Cary bug!! I'm proud of you!!!

4 comments:

jen said...

how exciting...even if you didn't get to experience the grandeur of the pomp and circumstance.
congrats to your daughter!

Dave said...

Thanks Jen! It's just sinking in with her that she's graduated..and with us!!

il*mostro said...

Congrats to your daughter! Thank goodness her feeling ill wasn't anything terribly serious!

Dave said...

@ il*mostro ~ Thanks! No...just a bad cold for Cary...and a slight infection for her sister...both are healthy as horses right now! I wish I could recover as fast as they do! Ah youth!!!