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17 and love

May 15th, 2014 · No Comments · 100 Days Project, College students, Education, family, Musings, Teaching & Learning, Work

A grandmother and her seven year old granddaughter were walking down the hall of the East Building.

Having just attended the grandmother’s retirement party; two whole hours of being social (not so easy when you are seven – even when chocolate is involved)…the grandmother said, “Thank you for coming to my party.  I know that there were a lot of adults for you to meet and chat with.”

Granddaughter:  “I had a good time.”

Grandmother:  “I’m so glad.  I had a good time too with so many people coming to wish me a happy retirement.”

Granddaughter:  “You are well loved.”

Indeed I am, child, indeed I am.

Thank you to the Education Department for organizing and for the great food!  Thank you to all of you who could stop by, or emailed, or called, or sent a note to wish me well!

I am well loved.  I don’t think there are many institutions that feel like family, this is surely one of a rare breed!

Thank you for being amazing colleagues!  I am honored to have worked with each and every one of you.  Our students are very fortunate people.  Some may not call it love, but I know better.

Have a wonderful end of week, exams, final grading, paper filing and all of that!  I hope to see you at Commencement!


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