Son of a Goose Graduates

With her feathery bosom just bursting with pride, Mother Goose is happy to announce that her son, Benjamin, graduated from high school yesterday afternoon!

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We have waited such a long time for this grand event. Ben became a man years and years ago when he was just five or six years old. As we watched him mow the lawn and help his father spread blacktop sealer over our driveway, we knew he was already a man — a little man, but a man indeed. Of course he learned to ride his bike and swim that same summer.

There were balloons…

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There were roses…

The school colors are blue and orange.  Mother Goose couldn't find any blue roses...

The school colors are blue and orange. Mother Goose couldn’t find any blue roses…

There was a GIANT chocolate cake…

The handsome and very intelligent stepson of Mother Goose also graduated yesterday.

The handsome and very intelligent stepson of Mother Goose also graduated yesterday.

There was the waiting for the commencement to commence…

Ben's dad and a couple of sisters...

Ben’s dad and a couple of sisters…

And then the young men and women of Oak Park-River Forest High School appeared across the football field. The men in their black suits, white shirts and red ties — the women in their long white dresses and holding a dozen red roses in their arms.

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From the beginning of time at our high school which was 1905, the graduates have dressed formally — foregoing the cap and gown tradition so common in other schools in favor of black and white dignity and style. Who ever heard of such a thing in 2013? But it was vintage elegance and notably unique to see them all in their Sunday finest.

It's like playing Where's Waldo to find your kid afterwards on the football field...

It’s like playing Where’s Waldo to find your kid afterwards on the football field…

After finding our Ben amongst the masses of humanity on the football field and taking advantage of the wonderful photo ops, we headed back to the house for a really nice BBQ with family and friends.

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Cheers to the Class of 2013 — may all of your dreams come true and all of your skies be blue!

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