So something happened that was a few years in the making.
My best friend of 35 years, since the age of 10, graduated from college!
I am happy because she had to do it while working and raising kids. I didn't have to do it that way, but she did, and she made it happen.
She graduated from Clayton State, a University on the Southside of town...
She was so happy that she bought an alumni tag for her car license plate.
"Don't matter," she said, as she and her son searched around for a screwdriver to use to put it on her car. "We're on our way to graduation."
And off we went. I wanted to just meet them at the graduation, but she made me ride with them. I obliged, even though I like to be able to jump in my car and get the heck on when I feel like it. It was her day so I did what she wanted.
I got all teary-eyed when Bobbi Jean (her mama) was helping her with her cap and gown.
They were tears of joy for her, but they were also tears of joy for myself. Ya'll just don't understand how many papers I had to proofread. It took hours and hours and hours, and...
Nevermind. This is about her, not about me.
Graduation commenced and it was great. It was short, lasting no longer than an hour and a half.
I caught a few pictures of her getting her diploma and walking out of the ceremony.
She don't look all that happy. Do you realize there are NO more papers to write, LadyTee????
So we all met back up at the car to leave. We couldn't do that without taking a few pictures, though.
LadyTee and her kids, Nell and Miracle!
LadyTee and her kids and her play Mama Anne!
LadyTee and her Mama, Bobbi Jean!
LadyTee and her son Nell!
Finally, a picture of me, LadyLee and Ladytee.
Our nicknames go back to high school, some 26 years ago. We'd see each other in the hall, and yell out those names. This worked best when we were at opposite ends of the hall. The hard yell was hilarious, and I know it annoyed people. And it goes on to this day. Without all the yelling, though. LOL.
We left graduation and went to dinner at the Golden Corral. We went back to her house and hung out for awhile. I finally left her house around 8 at night.
Such a great day.
Congratulations, my friend.
Lord knows you were and have always been my cheerleader in ALL things, through the good times and bad. I am so happy for you! This is such a great accomplishment. Go girl!!
On to bigger better things!
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