Monday, May 15, 2006

little redbird

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In a small central Illinois town, in the middle of millions of acres of corn and soybeans stands Illinois State University, otherwise known as the Redbirds.

My own little redbird takes her seat in preparation for graduation in the class of 2006. She's smart and confident and it's exciting to hear her and her friends talk about the future.

Congratulations Little Redbird.


Leslie said...

What an exciting time for her. A bit intimidating, too. Life isn't neatly planned for her now. Maybe it's time to consider a post-graduate degree :)

Hearty congratulations to your daughter and her friends. That is a fine accomplishment.

pablo said...

Yes, congratulations indeed. My son passed this milestone on Saturday and seems intent on loafing the summer away. (Just as long as he gets into medical school, I don't care!)

ashley said...


I graduate High School in a few days (the 28th, to be exact) and I'm scared out of my wits, but at the same time I can't wait.

One of my best friends is going to ISU. Did your daughter like it?

Sharon Delman said...

Three of my dearest cousins walked the walk at ISU. Congratulations to your litle Redbird.

srp said...

Congratulations to your daughter.
Can I ask a question?
Most of the caps and gowns are black.
Who is or what does the one person with the red gown and cap signify?

Zanne said...

Thanks for the comments.
Leslie - the BA was on us, the Masters, if she chooses, will be on her.
Pablo - Congratulations to your son. Loafing sounds like an acceptable plan - like you said, if he gets into medical school - AND does a little manual labor at Roundrock.
Ashley - A little apprehension is good. My daughter loved ISU - just the right size, none of those monstrous lecture classes. Of course, she entered as a junior and did not have to live in a dorm.
Sharon- Thanks! Lots of central Illinois kids choose ISU. U of I is getting monstrously huge and very difficult to be accepted and expensive.
SRP - The person in the red cap and gown is one of the marshals. They lead the grads in and out of the stadium and release the rows of grads to approach the stage. The President of the University had a fantastic set of red and white robes. The pomp and circumstance and sense of tradition is awesome.

Floridacracker said...

Hooray for the graduate! You must be very proud. We are just about to begin that journey.