Last Friday, an event occurred that had been years in the making. My oldest son was officially hooded at The University of Cincinnati. UC is a family institution - more of our degrees have come from this university than any other school.
The proud papa could scarcely control his pride. The SUV and I met in the now defunct Sander Hall at UC. We watched as it was imploded several years later and gathered a chunk of the structure as a memento of our whirlwind courtship. Some women have pressed flowers, I have concrete. It symbolizes a tale that involves a ditsy roommate, the laundry room and a pair of overalls. There have been more romantic tales, but as of Monday, we have been married for 36 years.
The ceremony was long because the first born graduated with a few of his closest friends. The University bestowed degrees upon all the Master's and Doctoral candidates for the entire year. They also recreated the 1970 class graduation which had been delayed due to certain events at another Ohio University.
The SUV just wanted to get everything moving so he could congratulate the Doc.
Kathy, Emily, and I amused ourselves with the electronic scoreboard and our cameras. We know how to behave at a ceremony of such gravitas.
These lovely ladies also have at least one degree from UC, It really is a new family tradition.
So... without further ado...and in honor of being able to yell "Is there a doctor in the house?" and receiving an affirmative reply...I have a new game for all of us to play:
"Name That Phd"
This little zipper pouch will be awarded to the first player who correctly guesses the area of study in which our family Doctor was hooded. The pouch will be packed with a few little surprises including a fat quarter.
Join the fun and name that doctorate in the comments before Saturday at midnight eastern time. The winner will be announced on Monday morning. If no one guesses the correct degree, a winner will be drawn at random.
Good Luck, and May the Force Be with You!