What milestones do you recognize?
There are many throughout a year: birthdays, anniversaries, and remembrances.
What about summative milestones? Which ones are important?
So a bit of Jeopardy here.
Answer under “Milestone” for $100: All 5 remaining children of Bob and Mary. (my parents)
Answer under “Milestone” for $200: 9 grandchildren of Bob and Mary
Answer under “Milestone” for $300: 1 great grandchild of Bob and Mary
Answer under “Milestone” for $400: Katarina Britane Rose last night
Answer under “Milestone” for $500: 3 “kids” with 4 degrees in two generations
Commercial Break: Do you know what the theme is? Even if you are not a family member, can you make a guess about what this milestone is?
And the Bonus Round: Link
It’s a common topic and as you can see above, there’s a high frequency in my family.
This post last year has links to six other posts with some topical story.
Did you get every question right? Let’s check . . .
$100: How many living children are college graduates? (5/5 or All – some multiple, multiple times and would probably involve higher math or algebra)!
$200: How many grandchildren are college graduates?
$300: How many great grandchildren are college graduates? (Keeping in mind that these 15 kids range from 22 to 3 months!)
$400: Who was the most recent graduate and when?
$500: How many doctors in the family? (3 have 4 doctorates. PhD, PhD and M.D., and PhD)
Bonus Round: What is “Pomp and Circumstance”?
Would it surprise you to know that this is one of my most favorite songs?
I wrote about it 5 years ago as a system of “reading” unlike words but filled with symbols and cymbals, figuratively and metaphorically. Link
What do I value? Education!
And what a celebration! But that also means on the road!
What summative milestones do you celebrate?
What traditions surround those celebrations?
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The well-deserved graduation bling: