Thursday, June 05, 2008

Graduation Preparations

Frank and I were discussing the events of the upcoming week, leading up to his graduation on Friday the 13th. Hello, planners? Were you looking at the calendar? Some people do not like Friday the 13th. Frank's maternal grandma and her sister, may they rest in peace, would not leave the house on Friday the 13th. Of course, they would not leave the house on most days, but they made a special point not to go out on those specific Fridays.

Anyway, Frank said that he did have to play in the band after all. He thought he was off the hook after the last concert. I did warn him that seniors usually had to join the band for a song during the graduation program, although they escape playing the processional/recessional.

So yes, he does join the band for one song. He said, "At least I don't have to play Pomp and Circumstance for 20 minutes." Which reminded me of a certain high school graduation 30 years ago. The processional was "The Theme from Star Wars." The recessional was "We Are The Champions" by Queen. We were the coolest class!

There is a question: is a kilt an acceptable substitute for dress pants? Or the corollary, is he brave enough to wear it?


Anonymous said...

YES! Go for the kilt! And then, post photos.

Anonymous said...

Go for it!!!!

Vanessa said...

I say go for it. I've been to several graduations and they are usually quite warm, kilts are much more comfortable. Besides, you already know I think they're cool!

Anonymous said...

With the black dress shirt & white tie from his senior pic? YUM!

Sarah said...

I like Friday the 13th. We had our wedding rehearsal dinner on one (22 years ago this Friday! Woot!) and our first was born on a Friday the 13th.

And the kilt? Life is short! Do what makes you happy!

Noodle said...

Heck yeah, wear the kilt! It will give everyone something to remember.

What do I remember about my high school graduation? That the guy I sat beside was arrested the next day for the murder of a classmate. Seriously.