The day before graduation it poured rain -- really a lot of rain. We were thankful to have sun because, as far as we know, there was no backup location, there was just the football field. There are fun things about having graduation outside. One of the coolest was that they had sky divers come who landed on the field. One had a big American Flag. The first flew right by us on his way to land and then it was his job to catch the flag when the other guy landed. The American Legion did the flag ceremony and, though I'm woefully uninformed about what exactly you call it, they saluted the flag by shooting their guns. Later someone shot off something that sounded like a cannon. It was good to have a pretty day and special events to go with it. Tia did a good job of enjoying graduation.
Later that evening Tia, Grandma and Grandpa F., Derek and I celebrated by having dinner at The Cracker Barrel. After that Tia went to the senior all nighter. She managed to stay up all night even though she had a miserable cold. Somehow Tia keeps going and keeps cheerful.
Congratulations to Tia.