#SOL19: Milestones

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.

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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?




Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Kelsey, Lanny, Melanie, and Stacey for this weekly forum from Two Writing Teachers. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.

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The well-deserved graduation bling:

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8 responses

  1. Fun structure for your slice today Fran!

    1. Lisa, too much on the road to create a graphic and I was thinking of that winning teacher . . . Rich in graduation memorie here!!! Thanks!

  2. What an interesting way to showcase the value of education in your family, Fran. The importance of education is passed from generation to generation.

    1. Already working on next year’s jeopardy quiz show! It starts with 2 high school graduations (grandchild and great grandchild) and 1 college graduation. Today’s list . . . subject to change!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  3. Looks to me like you had a wonderful time at last night’s graduation, which led to this post. 🙂

    1. Stacey,
      It was lovely! A violinist for the music . . . a high school senior, a color guard, and AA, certificates, and 4 year degrees as well. Nice mix!

      And love the hard-earned bling!

  4. HA — so that is where you were off to! I think you told me that. Congratulations. My father always said the only thing someone can never take away from you is your education. Truly something to value.

    1. So true! Current plans for this graduate are to use her full ride scholarship to be a middle school teacher! YAY! Good news for Teacher Appreciation Week!

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