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#110486 - 05/05/00 06:43 AM Graduation Day!
WisKeeper Offline
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Registered: 01/01/70
Posts: 1290
Loc: Madison, Wisconsin USA
Tonight was my last class and I just have one more test to go! Next Tuesday is my last final exam. Then, Saturday May 13th is graduation day. I will have my computer programming degree! I hope I am not the oldest person getting a degree. My accounting class surprised me with a card tonight! I am really tired of working full time and taking classes at night. I can finally get back to visiting lighthouses, enjoying my HLs, and cross stitching pictures of lighthouses. Yeah! I am ready to celebrate!
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Suzanne Murphy
President, Wisconsin Lighthouse District (WILD)

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#110487 - 05/05/00 06:57 AM Re: Graduation Day!
chris g Offline
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Registered: 05/10/99
Posts: 363
Loc: Florissant, Missouri, USA
Congratulations!
I have an idea- why don't you buy yourself a HL as a reward?? Oops, you probably thought of that one already!
Anyway, congratulations on your accomplishment. I have been out of college for 17 years and have been talking about going back for the last 16 years.....one of these days I will actually do it!
I just purchased a very nice cross stitch book called Seaside Stitches- several of them have LH on them and they all look very easy. Enjoy yourself and congratulations!
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#110488 - 05/05/00 07:08 AM Re: Graduation Day!
mombo Offline
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Registered: 01/01/70
Posts: 7087
Loc: Phoenix, NY
Congratulations Suzanne on your upcoming degree!
Have recently started a lighthouse cross stitch. It's 6" x 21" so will probably take me longer to complete than it took you to get your degree!

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#110489 - 05/05/00 07:19 AM Re: Graduation Day!
Dave H Online
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Registered: 01/01/70
Posts: 7827
Loc: Kokomo, IN
Suzanne,
Congratulations on your accomplishment! Working full time and going to school makes it even more special. Doesn't matter how old you are when you get the degree, just that you stuck to it and completed! My mother was working on her masters in 1939, and ended up in the Red Cross without finishing her last class. She was determined to go back to school and get that masters. She did, earning it at age 84!

Have a great day and enjoy your return to lighthousing.

Dave

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#110490 - 05/05/00 10:18 AM Re: Graduation Day!
Brent Offline
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Registered: 08/14/99
Posts: 1129
Loc: Martinsville, Va. U.S.A
A well-deserved "Congratulations", Suzanne!! Having a full-time job during the day then going to school at night can be a real "drag" a times....but in the long run, its well worth it Good luck and good fortunes!!

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#110491 - 05/05/00 12:24 PM Re: Graduation Day!
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Registered: 04/14/00
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Loc: North Carolina
Suzanne... I too went back to school and finished my degree (Audio Engineering) while working full time. The summers were particularly hard because the college I graduated from (University of Maryland) had trimesters. Going to school four nights a week and working full time just about killed me. Looking back, I have no regrets, and would do it all over again knowing what I know now. Congratulations... your preserverance will pay off.

Tim - Keeping the flame lit...

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#110492 - 05/05/00 05:20 PM Re: Graduation Day!
JohnL Offline
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Registered: 06/18/99
Posts: 198
Loc: Wesley Chapel, FL
Congratulations Suzanne! Yesterday was the 4 year anniversary of my graduation from the University of South Florida. I found that hard to believe . My girlfriend is graduating tomorrow from USF and one of her presents is a Lighthouse trip next weekend

John
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#110493 - 05/05/00 11:27 PM Re: Graduation Day!
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Registered: 01/01/70
Posts: 1290
Loc: Madison, Wisconsin USA
Thanks! Buying myself a HL sounds like a great idea! (I could use a good excuse!) I can't wait to enjoy my "free" time. I am lucky in that I already have a programming job. Now, maybe I can get to working on my dream of designing cross stitch pictures of lighthouses. Well, maybe I have some R&R time coming first.

[This message has been edited by Suzanne Murphy (edited 05-05-2000).]
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#110494 - 05/06/00 03:56 AM Re: Graduation Day!
RRohweder Offline
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Registered: 01/01/70
Posts: 764
Loc: Eureka, CA
Congratulations Suzanne! That is truly a memorable achievement. I have two daughters graduating from college the same day out here. Alas, I will never get out of college. Well, maybe when I retire from it.

Once again, congratulations! Awesome!

Rich

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#110495 - 05/06/00 05:10 PM Re: Graduation Day!
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Registered: 01/01/70
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Loc: Madison, Wisconsin USA
Chris G -
Thanks for the congrats! Who puts out "Seaside Stitches" and which lighthouses are in it? I have several lighthouse pattern books, but I don't think I have that one. When I go lighthousing, I try to buy every lighthouse cross stitch pattern of lighthouses I have been to that I can find. I don't think I will ever have time to make them all! But I will certainly try! Sometimes I just can't decide which one to do first.
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#110496 - 05/07/00 01:47 AM Re: Graduation Day!
Joanne Offline
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Registered: 03/23/99
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Loc: Orlando, FL
Congratulations Suzanne, you should be feeling very proud of your accomplishment. I hope that you enjoy all your well-deserved free time and treat yourself to that lighthouse trip.

Joanne

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#110497 - 05/07/00 03:47 PM Re: Graduation Day!
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Loc: Bremen, Indiana
CONGRATULATIONS SUZANNE

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#110498 - 05/09/00 12:17 PM Re: Graduation Day!
chris g Offline
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Registered: 05/10/99
Posts: 363
Loc: Florissant, Missouri, USA
Suzanne- Seaside Stitches is published by Jeanette Crews Designs, Inc. They have a toll free number of 1-800-241-1962. You can request a catalog at that number. I purchased my book at Michael's (don't know if you have them in your area) and it retails for $6.00. They are always running a 40% off coupon, so if you have them in your area, you can get this booklet rather reasonably. There are 10 patterns in the book, 3 of which have LH. The most interesting one is stitched on black and is a LH at sunset- even my husband thought it was a unique pattern. Good luck and happy stitching!
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#110499 - 05/09/00 12:38 PM Re: Graduation Day!
Bob M Offline
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Posts: 12331
Loc: North Attleboro, Mass.
Congrats, Suzie! I went 8 years of nights for my Bachelor's Degree. Sometimes it was enjoyable, and other times...not so enjoyable. It is great when it's behind you!

Bob

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#110500 - 05/10/00 02:37 AM Re: Graduation Day!
TERRY BARFIELD Offline
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Registered: 04/29/00
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Loc: Concord,N.C.
I understand tonight is your final Final Exam night.I hope everything went well and as expected.I know night classes can be an adventure.Congratulations and I`m looking forward to reading many more of your Forum posts. Terry

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#110501 - 05/10/00 04:32 AM Re: Graduation Day!
WisKeeper Offline
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Registered: 01/01/70
Posts: 1290
Loc: Madison, Wisconsin USA
I did it! I finished my last final exam! I think I did very well on it. It does feel good to be finished. Thank you everyone for the good wishes!
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Suzanne Murphy
President, Wisconsin Lighthouse District (WILD)

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#110502 - 05/10/00 04:58 AM Re: Graduation Day!
Todd Shorkey Offline
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Loc: Bay City, MI
Way to Go Suzanne! Congrats!!!

-Todd

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#110503 - 05/10/00 05:14 AM Re: Graduation Day!
Dave H Online
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Registered: 01/01/70
Posts: 7827
Loc: Kokomo, IN
Most of all, don't forget to Smile!!! when you receive your diploma! Congratulations.

Dave

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#110504 - 05/17/00 03:17 AM Re: Graduation Day!
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Registered: 01/01/70
Posts: 1290
Loc: Madison, Wisconsin USA
I remembered to smile! The Graduation ceremony was fun! I thank you all for your congrats and best wishes.
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Suzanne Murphy
President, Wisconsin Lighthouse District (WILD)

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