Saturday, June 12, 2010

Bastard's Back

I'm back in my safe Northeastern home, after a sojourn in Heartlandish Purple America (Stonewall Jackson would weep!). My eldest nephew graduated from the eighth grade, and I had the honor of attending the pre-graduation assembly with his little brother. Hilariously, the little one decided to borrow his brother's electric razor to trim his "sideburns" a bit, so he had a couple of "tan lines" on his head. He can now truthfully tell everyone that he started shaving in the third grade. My nephews are great kids- smart, funny, magnanamous, and spirited, and I'm proud to call them family.

The school headmaster muffed one boy's name, substituting a girl's name for the lad's given name- I told him, "Hey, at least this happened at the end of your career here, otherwise you'd have been stuck with it forever." He's a laid-back kid, and shrugged the whole thing off. The class president gave a short speech, opening with Langston Hughes' poem Dreams. While I don't recall the main body of the young lady's speech, I will let the lovely, gracious, and talented Brandi Carlisle give the gist of it:

A hearty congratulations to all graduates of ***REDACTED*** ***REDACTED*** ***REDACTED*** ***REDACTED***.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Congrats to your nephew, BBBB.

I take it you were down to Virginia, or some such? How's the weather there...I haven't made it east since January.

M. Bouffant said...

Good for the neph. Eighth grade was the last diploma I got, so I hope he at least goes on to get his GED.

Hamish Mack said...

Good on the young 'un. Good to see kids starting out.

Mr. Bastard, have you seen this website?Cool Hunting

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

How's the weather there...I haven't made it east since January.

It's similar to the weather here in NY. Hey, next year is your 30-year, and my 20-year- I hope you can go so we can hang out at Toad's.

Mr. Bastard, have you seen this website?Cool Hunting

No, AK, thanks a million! Bookmarked!

Vonnie said...

Sounds like a good time!! Nephews and nieces can be a lot of fun. I have four nephews, two nieces, one god-daughter.
They are all fun in their own ways.