We got up at 5 am Saturday....after getting ready, the 4 of us(Me, Patricia, Sam, and Anissa) stopped at one of the Bob Evans Restaurants on I-75 at Sidney, Ohio....then we headed for Fairborn and the Wright State Campus. The skies had cleared and the day ended up being sunny but not overly hot.....the Graduation went without a hitch, the usual array of boring speakers, but at 2 1/2 hours the presenting of diplomas went well. 2300 Grads from March and June(1500 or so marched), and a full SRO house of about 15,000 in attendance.
Sunday.............Headed up to Columbus Grove yesterday morning. Umpired at the Tawa Run American Legion Baseball Tournament. This well run get together is HQed in Ottawa, Ohio, and takes place every June.....I've been helping out for the past 7 seasons....but with the Graduation I was limited to 1 day this year.
I got home around 4PM....pounded a couple of beers, a cigar, and relaxed until the next storm blasted through the area...that occurred around 8PM, coming through the area with a vengeance. The rest of the week should be dry, less humid, and cooler...a welcome change!
Photos from the Graduation and the Dinner--------Hal "The Graduate"...(damn tassel), Anissa, Hal, Patricia, and me after the ceremony, Hal and Sam, The Back 40 in Decatur, Indiana, the rustic entrance, Hal and Grandma, and Hal with his IPod.....