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Graduation season | Off Kilter


Last updated 7/22/2020 at 12:09pm

OK, we’ve now entered the “graduation season.” That is the time when all parents and grandparents are subjected to the most inane boring never-ending speeches done by grammar school, middle school and high school graduates.

Now before you all attack me for raining on your individual and highly personal parades, I must say that when one’s child or grandchild graduates from school, it is hard to be especially interested in speeches by all the other kids.

Yes, you are absolutely interested in the speech of your own flesh and blood. But come-on now, after you’ve heard the first few s...

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Patrick Hussey writes:

I will occasionally pick up the Beacon when traveling thru Mukilteo as I have always enjoyed Chuck Sigars essays. Then I saw this one; good grief; Gould get off Eeyore, send him packing, and go down to the beach; graduations are milestone events in Life; and to submit this now especially for those HS seniors who missed out on their graduation ceremonies; I have heard many many inspiring addresses at graduations.


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