The last of our children graduates

… graduates from elementary school, that is.

When I was a boy, there was no ceremony to mark our graduation from elementary school. Of course, that was back in the day when we used to walk ten miles to school, in a blizzard every day, even in June. Barefoot, and uphill in both directions.

Anyway, here’s Isaac, being honoured for surviving elementary school almost normal:

Isaac grade 8 grad

Unfortunately, he was shot in the throat just as he reached the platform.

(Not really. But his neck isn’t usually parallel to the ground / perpendicular to his body. Honest. Perhaps he was so thrilled about entering high school that he suffered a seizure?)

No lasting damage ensued, as you can see here:

Isaac survived elementary school, and we survived raising a bunch of kids to high school age. We all must have horseshoes up our butts.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. billarends
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 15:53:19

    Isaac is in High school next year? Wow time flies. Hey Stephen your kids aren’t kids anymore!

    That said the no graduation from Elementary school must have been a PB thing Angus had them. (Angus being the socially forward town that it is (Sarcasm intended))


  2. nebcanuck
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 16:22:48

    Yay Isaac! Welcome to the ranks of the Merivalians! 😀


  3. Jack
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 20:19:41



  4. Isaac
    Jun 26, 2009 @ 08:32:35

    BWAHAAHAHAHAH! That actually made me laugh so much! “Unfortunately, he was shot in the throat just as he reached the platform.” Man… that’s hilarious… cracked Beth up too…
    P.S. thanks for comin.


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