Last weekend my granddaughter Maggie graduated magna cum laude in Fine Arts from my alma mater, Syracuse University, and we were there to witness it. We are so proud of that talented, kind young woman!
During the graduation ceremony the speaker asked those who were the first in their family to graduate college to stand.
Without thinking or hesitation, I proudly stood, remembering how very important it was for my mother (pictured), who hadn’t graduated high school, for me to obtain my degree.
I must admit, I was the only one in the non student audience to stand and I drew a number of quizzical or derisive looks, but no matter.
My mom taught me to stand up for what I believe in!