Sunday, May 11, 2008
Well, we survived the trip to Carbondale and Sarah's college graduation from Southern Illinois University. We are SO PROUD of her! She earned two B.A. degrees, one in Administration of Justice and the other in English. It was a herculean effort on Sarah's part as she was under severe pressure to complete 18 credit hours of school work, working a s*** job for a miserable old battleaxe, being told by the Army that they were transferring her to an MP unit and sending her to Afghanistan, not to speak of having to fly to Detroit (where her luggage with all her uniforms was lost) to meet her new unit and for training in Minnesota (during finals week so she had to make arrangements with all of her teachers in order to even finish the English degree). And, of course, after graduation, she had to clear out her apartment, which gives her three or four days before she has to join her new unit. We don't know when we will see her again. We went to eat at the 17th Street Bar and Grill in Marion, the #1 place in the nation for ribs. They WERE great ribs. No doggie bags with our crew! Sarah's cousins, Melissa and Theresa, and her godmother, my sister, Theresa, were all with us to enjoy the evening. It was a happy time.