# Oldest Grandchild Graduates from High School

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Jan 1, 1970
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#### RST Engineering $$jw$$

Jan 1, 1970
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Who I hope to meet some day is the 15th century clown that thought it would
be a good idea to dress faculty in black robes and a black hat for an
outdoor graduation in mid-May in the Sacramento Valley tomorrow AND Friday
at 4 in the afternoon.

Jim

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#### Jim Thompson

Jan 1, 1970
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Who I hope to meet some day is the 15th century clown that thought it would
be a good idea to dress faculty in black robes and a black hat for an
outdoor graduation in mid-May in the Sacramento Valley tomorrow AND Friday
at 4 in the afternoon.

Jim
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Can't you imagine what Yuma will be like on May 25th :-(

...Jim Thompson

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#### RST Engineering $$jw$$

Jan 1, 1970
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That trumps me. What you doin' in Yuma?

Jim

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#### Jim Thompson

Jan 1, 1970
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That trumps me. What you doin' in Yuma?

Jim

...Jim Thompson

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#### John Larkin

Jan 1, 1970
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Who I hope to meet some day is the 15th century clown that thought it would
be a good idea to dress faculty in black robes and a black hat for an
outdoor graduation in mid-May in the Sacramento Valley tomorrow AND Friday
at 4 in the afternoon.

Jim

outside in the New Orleans June heat and humidity, in a rented black
unavoidable "work obligation", which included cool drinks and air
conditioning.

John

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#### Joerg

Jan 1, 1970
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RST said:
Who I hope to meet some day is the 15th century clown that thought it would
be a good idea to dress faculty in black robes and a black hat for an
outdoor graduation in mid-May in the Sacramento Valley tomorrow AND Friday
at 4 in the afternoon.

What really blows me away is the cost of all that. We just got a notice
from a neighbor's daughter. I think it's called commencement notice or
something. Just to obtain the cards, stationary, professional
photographs and all that costs around $1000 (!) per kid and it is expected that their parents all spring for the full package. Couldn't believe it. Of course, the other extreme isn't so cool either. A few days after I had received all the required blessings for my masters degree in engineering the "ceremonial matters" consisted of a bland postcard. It read "The printout of your engineering degree has been completed. Please pick it up at the administration building room 123 between 8:00am and 5:00pm". That was it :-( S #### Spehro Pefhany Jan 1, 1970 0 I never "graduated" from Tulane. I had no enthusiasm for standing outside in the New Orleans June heat and humidity, in a rented black robe, for a few hours while fatheads pontificated. I had an unavoidable "work obligation", which included cool drinks and air conditioning. John Do you celebrate at all when y'all complete a major project at work? Best regards, Spehro Pefhany J #### Jim Thompson Jan 1, 1970 0 I never "graduated" from Tulane. I had no enthusiasm for standing outside in the New Orleans June heat and humidity, in a rented black robe, for a few hours while fatheads pontificated. I had an unavoidable "work obligation", which included cool drinks and air conditioning. John I did that for my Master's at ASU ;-) I had them mail me my degree certificate. ...Jim Thompson J #### Jim Thompson Jan 1, 1970 0 What really blows me away is the cost of all that. We just got a notice from a neighbor's daughter. I think it's called commencement notice or something. Just to obtain the cards, stationary, professional photographs and all that costs around$1000 (!) per kid and it is
expected that their parents all spring for the full package. Couldn't
believe it.

Of course, the other extreme isn't so cool either. A few days after I
engineering the "ceremonial matters" consisted of a bland postcard. It
pick it up at the administration building room 123 between 8:00am and
5:00pm". That was it :-(

Actually I prize my postcard, "The Faculty of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology Department of Electrical Engineering has
recommended you for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical
Engineering", that was received a full two months before commencement.

...Jim Thompson

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#### Bob

Jan 1, 1970
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John Larkin said:
How did you come to be related to anyone that cute?

John

That's what I want to know, too. She is a real beauty.

I'll tell ya -- if I was a much younger and she was a lot uglier...

Bob

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#### Jim Thompson

Jan 1, 1970
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How did you come to be related to anyone that cute?

John

I posted a picture of my daughter's training class photo at Congress a
week or so ago.

You can't tell from that photo, because she always wears conservative
clothing, but she has a body to die for ;-)

But all the beauty is inherited from my wife... I've already shown
that I'm butt ugly ;-)

...Jim Thompson

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#### Eeyore

Jan 1, 1970
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John said:
How did you come to be related to anyone that cute?

I was wondering the same myself. She's a bonny lass.

Graham

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#### Joerg

Jan 1, 1970
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Jim said:
Actually I prize my postcard, "The Faculty of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology Department of Electrical Engineering has
recommended you for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical
Engineering", that was received a full two months before commencement.

You still have that postcard? Wow.

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#### Joerg

Jan 1, 1970
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Jim said:
I did that for my Master's at ASU ;-)

I had them mail me my degree certificate.

You have a master's from ASU? I thought you didn't like ASU.

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Jan 1, 1970
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#### Jim Thompson

Jan 1, 1970
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You have a master's from ASU? I thought you didn't like ASU.

When I came to Motorola, straight out of MIT, Motorola had a training
program that included getting a Master's at ASU on company
time/expense.

So I went, clashed, asked, "When do you plan teaching this course on a
college level", etc. Got credit for a lot of courses I didn't have to
take (taught as undergraduate at MIT).

The only worthwhile thing was my Master's Thesis... first BiFET OpAmp
design, EVER ;-)

...Jim Thompson

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#### John Larkin

Jan 1, 1970
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Caitlin is quite the all-around girl... good grades, raises
championship goats,

Cool. What sport do they play?

John

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