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Sat May 16, 2020, 07:10 PM

Five minutes in and this graduation has me in tears.

This 2020 graduation is going to be one for the ages. They worked for years to get here and they are going to celebrate it with pride and joy.

These young adults are our future.

Sing it out loud.

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Reply Five minutes in and this graduation has me in tears. (Original post)
sheshe2 May 2020 OP
hlthe2b May 2020 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2020 #15
msongs May 2020 #16
Blue_true May 2020 #43
bluestarone May 2020 #2
JPPaverage May 2020 #8
bluestarone May 2020 #12
IcyPeas May 2020 #27
Kali May 2020 #3
sheshe2 May 2020 #7
Kali May 2020 #10
sheshe2 May 2020 #11
Kali May 2020 #13
sheshe2 May 2020 #19
DURHAM D May 2020 #24
Kali May 2020 #37
sheshe2 May 2020 #40
Gothmog May 2020 #4
sheshe2 May 2020 #41
nolabear May 2020 #5
sheshe2 May 2020 #14
bamagal62 May 2020 #6
malaise May 2020 #9
greatauntoftriplets May 2020 #17
sheshe2 May 2020 #28
greatauntoftriplets May 2020 #33
sheshe2 May 2020 #38
unitedwethrive May 2020 #18
Laelth May 2020 #32
lamp_shade May 2020 #20
nolabear May 2020 #21
greatauntoftriplets May 2020 #34
SharonClark May 2020 #44
nolabear May 2020 #45
brokephibroke May 2020 #22
sinkingfeeling May 2020 #23
Gothmog May 2020 #25
Squinch May 2020 #26
sheshe2 May 2020 #31
Thomas Hurt May 2020 #29
Budi May 2020 #30
sheshe2 May 2020 #42
ashredux May 2020 #35
Gothmog May 2020 #36
Bettie May 2020 #39

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:12 PM

1. I actually think Jason Alexander had it right. He did not (and I do not) remember HS graduation

These kids WILL, for sure. However unique and not what they expected, it will be a moment in time that will mark their lives and in that, they are special.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:18 PM

15. I remember mine, but not on account of any part of the ceremony itself.

I remember it only because it was really hot and I wanted it to be over, and because I was so glad to be done with high school - I hated it so much. But I have absolutely no recollection of who the speakers were or what they said.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #15)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:19 PM

16. grad night at disneyland lol remember the whole night well nt

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #15)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:15 PM

43. I remember mine and coming home after to help my mom clean up the kitchen after dinner.

HS graduation for me marked the point where kids that I had known since first grade would go their way as I went mine, the bitter-sweetness of that moment is what I remember most.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:13 PM

2. So happy for this!!

Also i'm SURE it's tearing at tRUMPS heart, that he's NOT the one talking to the students!!!!!!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #2)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:15 PM

8. I heard LeBron James was responsible for this

Proving once again that he is not only a great athlete but a great man.

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Response to JPPaverage (Reply #8)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:16 PM

12. That's AWESOME!!

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Response to JPPaverage (Reply #8)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:31 PM

27. It is an absolutely brilliant idea

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:13 PM

3. is it on line?

link?

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Response to Kali (Reply #3)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:15 PM

7. CNN

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Response to Kali (Reply #3)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:16 PM

11. also ABC

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #11)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:17 PM

13. that's the link on the NYT I found

thanks!

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Response to Kali (Reply #13)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:21 PM

19. Enjoy.

This is amazing!

A message to the nation.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #11)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:30 PM

24. It is on all 3 networks plus

CNN, MSNBC and of all things, Fox News.



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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #24)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:03 PM

37. it was great

no tv, so had to find it on line

I agree with some above, this will end up WAY more memorable than a typical senior year/graduation.

god I miss Obama, shit any halfway normal human, even.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #24)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:08 PM

40. Lawd, NO!

Fox?

Trump is going to have a very bad night in Camp David. I hope they brought the straight jacket.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:14 PM

4. Same here


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Response to Gothmog (Reply #4)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:09 PM

41. Loved this.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:15 PM

5. Me too. Hope and sadness and joy and fear and creativity.

I have been having a harder time of late. I love seeing the hopeful future.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #5)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:18 PM

14. This is beautiful.

It really is. These kids are great.

They have so much love in their hearts.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:15 PM

6. Me too.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:20 PM

17. It's so well done. And moving.

Love the pro-vote messages.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #17)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:39 PM

28. And the knowledge that they are going through a separation...

and a world that has changed forever.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #28)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:57 PM

33. They've experienced terrible adversity at such a young age.

I loved President Obama's subtle digs at Spanky too.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #33)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:05 PM

38. Yep.

Short and sweet.

Spanky could have done a graduation speech. Melanoma could have done a virtual prom as Michelle is doing. However they "Don't Really Care".

We know a President and a First Lady that were #1 in caring for America. The 45's are nothing more than zeros.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:20 PM

18. I have to say, the class I really feel for is the kids who are now juniors.

They will never have a real senior year. At least these kids got to experience over half of "their" year. They got to go to football games, homecoming, participate in senior activities and show what they could do on predictable standardized tests. Kids who are now juniors will have none of that, and by the time they graduate, they won't be seen as special or deserving of a tribute like this.

The current sophomores will hopefully salvage some of their 'normal' school life by the time they get to be seniors.

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Response to unitedwethrive (Reply #18)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:49 PM

32. My younger daughter is a Junior this year.

I hear you.



-Laelth

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:22 PM

20. Me too, sheshe.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:22 PM

21. Oh great. In My Life makes me cry anyway.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #21)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:58 PM

34. Same here.

That's a beautiful song.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #21)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:20 PM

44. One of my favorite songs.

I want it played at my wedding and my funeral.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #44)

Sat May 16, 2020, 10:16 PM

45. It's one of my funeral picks too.

Along with “As” “Great Gig in the Sky” and “Every Breath You Take.” 😆

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:24 PM

22. Just you wait

Obama on deck.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:24 PM

23. "I'll tell you all about it when I see you again..." has me crying.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:30 PM

25. This is so very powerful

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:31 PM

26. Me too.

When I asked my very beloved niece what she wanted for her graduation, she said, "A graduation." Broke my damn heart.

Bless our real President for doing this.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #26)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:48 PM

31. My nearest greatnephew is a couple years away from that.

My heart goes out to your niece.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:41 PM

29. Doing something like this never crossed the Pig's socipathic mind...

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:44 PM

30. Ok. This did it for me. 😥 Star Spangled Banner via Zoom.

Gives new hope that this generation holds the past & future of America & it's history in their hearts.

The Flag does still wave. Yesseree!

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Response to Budi (Reply #30)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:11 PM

42. Yes...

That is what started it for me.

Incredibly moving.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:59 PM

35. There is life after basketball.....party with dictators or make our country a better place....

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:01 PM

36. That is how a real POTUS speaks


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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:07 PM

39. It had us there too

my son is a Senior. His brother graduated last year, his will be very different.

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