life Of Food and Love: maria's graduation trip to california
by Mommy Hobbies
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In my napsack stash
As promised, my completely separate post on my sister’s graduation…what fun!
I was going to label this “The Graduate”…but Dustin Hoffman has nothing to do this and neither does Mrs. Robinson.
My little sister is front and center for this post. Hard work. Rough times. Poor, starving student. The whole stressful sack of student woes. But she made it. She is the third person in our line to graduate with a degree. She has a B.M, Bachelor of Music. The first of our family to have graduated was our Uncle David. He set the tone and we followed. He has always been extremely supportive of us and helpful in our academic dreams. I remember when I was still in junior college he paid for my books, more than once. That was huge for me. I wouldn’t have been able to go to school otherwise. Thank you Uncle D.
As for my sister, not three days after her graduation she was informed of her acceptance into the Master’s program at the college. Wow. And now, she’ll be the first in our family to obtain a Master’s.
After her ceremony on Friday we all skipped downtown to one of her all time favorite restaurants, Hot Italian. They have the best as-close-to-European-style pizza, ever. The place is open and roomy, loud, stylish…and the food is crazy good.
I’ve been there a couple of times, but I’m still tickled pink by things like their water casks…
Friday we watched her walk and Saturday afternoon we celebrated with a perfectly planned lunch. The decorations were all her. A world traveler, several times over, she showcased some of her photos, mementos and in general gave the off feel of a quaint cafe on the Italian Riviera.