GO, DAWGS! Janet and son Laughlin had an impromptu on-campus graduation ceremony.
I opened the freezer and shoved in the cake—a sheet cake with my son’s name in red and black frost-ing—the colors of the University of Georgia, where Laughlin, my youngest, would graduate in May.
Except now there would be no graduation because of the pandemic. I had been looking forward to Laughlin’s graduation. For a lot of reasons.
I’m a UGA grad too. I didn’t attend my graduation ceremony because I was in the midst of wedding preparations and receiving an Army commission as an air defense artillery officer.
“No graduation!” I said a bit annoyed that my son, finishing coursework at home, didn’t seem bothered.
“I need to focus on my classes and getting a job, Mom,” he said.
Of course. But Laughlin didn’t know what he was missing.
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