Pink is Beautiful  

Linds1957 60F
14777 posts
5/6/2006 5:03 am

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5/8/2006 5:55 am

Pink is Beautiful

4H highway cleanup is today. Today is the day the kids go in the ditches along highways here, to pick up garbage. I'll be walking along with them.

Ive been awake since before 5 am today..Just can't sleep. I went to my niece's graduation last night. She's beautiful and smart, and doing well at school. There were lots of other very nice kids graduating. The auditorium was so decorated that the walls and ceiling was hard to see. It was beautiful...
Three kids got up to do the "class history" and one by one each of the kids had little stories told about them and they were given a small gift. It sounds nice, and they smiled while doing it, but they were saying mean things about each graduate, one by one. I think that's so wrong..! It seems to be a trend. The graduates are not really honored, but instead, mocked somewhat...My niece was told she was BIG..and was given a gift of chocolate...
I dont know about you, but on my high school graduation day, I dont want to be told that I'm BIG...

There was a beautiful sunrise today.. They're getting earlier and earlier in the morning. A new start and a new day....

Have a great day!

Luv2Lick0466 51M

5/6/2006 7:23 am

Well kids will be kids.On my high school graduation day as each of us received our diplomas,we held 2 pennys in our hand.As we shook hands with the principle and the school superintendant we each dropped 1 penny in each of their hands.All the pennys were dated for our graduation year and day of meanness . It was funny as all get out to see both of them calmly with a big ol' smile and firm handshake place the mounting pennies in their pockets.Looking back it was kind of mean but for enduring 12 years of school,the memories and to do something a little mean and harmless without the risk of after school detention it was worth it.Take care
as always............. See Ya'

Linds1957 60F

5/6/2006 11:53 am

so then they each had a pocket full of pennies?

peguiz 61M

5/7/2006 8:32 am

It's difficult to believe that a school would allow something like this to even occur....I wonder about the people in charge...the principal ....the teachers .....the school board. Talk about lack of responsibility and lack of respect. In your last post you wrote about the difficulty your son is having in school....your description of your nieces graduation explains it all....graduates being "honored" in this way shows that something is very wrong in this place where your children are being educated.....It is hard to believe this is allowed.
I hope sometime soon you take your niece and hug her and tell her you are proud of who she is and what she has done and that she has is indeed a "beautiful young woman"
Sorry I am ranting.....this is supposed to be a adult sex site....but

Linds1957 60F

5/7/2006 10:06 am

lol pequiz...This kind of thing is rampant in small schools. My oldest daughter escaped it only by going to a large school in a city. Her class that she would have graduated with in the small school here, suffered the ex-principle systmatically running each one of the students down in his address. The kids were "the worst class to ever graduate", but still...

rm_Thumper8888 70M
26 posts
5/7/2006 2:55 pm

that is called roasting. Int this day and age, that is suppose to be funny and increase comradary. I don't necessarily agree with that, though. Joking is one thing but running kids down is another. I sympathize with the way you feel, but I think it's the times we live in.

As for the sunrise, I was awake looking at it this morning. I also smiled and thought that a little princess was looking at this same beautiful sunrise that I was looking at. Huggssss

dandelion60540 107F
76 posts
5/7/2006 10:24 pm

Well if this is the times we live in as Thumper states then we need to stand up and change these times. That is the most disgraceful and harmful thing I have ever heard of. Teenagers already don't have a sense of who they are, suffer from low self-esteem and then have to humiliated in front of an audience. Your poor niece. If that had happened at any of my kid's graduations I would have been calling other parents to see if they were as disgusted with this behavior as I was and if so approaching the principal and school board. Sorry to rant but I tell you, this really makes me angry.

Linds1957 60F

5/8/2006 5:55 am

Dandelion.. yes.. and it should make us angry. Our kids don't need that kind of teasing on their graduation day...I think it's a real accomplishment to graduate in this day and age...They should be congratulated, not criticized for their size, or whatever else they are teased about.. It wasn't the same school as my kids go to, but I will definately talk to someone about it.

Thumper..let's keep "roasting" for adults..

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