One of my favorite graduation memories is actually not one of my graduations but my sister's from high school. Looking back it is one of my favorite brother memories as well. Go figure, a funny family memory involves my brother, who would have thought!
My sister graduated high school in 2006. She came home from school one day and was carrying a letter about the expectations of graduation, the principal expected that everyone would sit during the ceremony there would be no cheering and no celebrating. Are you kidding me? My brother read the letter, and said "OK." You could see the wheels turning.
A couple of days before graduation, he wanted to go to the costume store, again, with him you never know. I said I would go with him and off we went. After an hour, we were heading out of the store with a pirate costume. I kept asking him what it was for and all he kept saying was "You really don't get it?" with this puzzled look on his face; like I am the weird one who has to get a pirate costume in the middle of June.
|even peanut got in on the action!|
We got to graduation and the principal made an announcement, "Please refrain from cheering, clapping etc." Everyone booed and graduation proceeded. It was so dry and boring. Then it came time to announce my sister. They read her name, and my brother stood up, blew an air horn and screamed. "That's my sister!" The crowd went wild, people were cheering and screaming. Graduation was great again. The superintendent looked at my sister and asked who that was she replied "my brother." His next comment was "tell your mom, I am calling her on Monday." I don't think he ever called.
After graduation, while everyone was celebrating and taking pictures, people kept coming up to my brother asking him to take his picture. They were telling him how great it was and that he made graduation. That's my brother! He had a special way of making life exciting and enjoying those little moments. The funny part is looking part, I would have never expected anything less!
|One of my favorite pictures of us!|
|on the way to graduation!|