After years of waiting, the time has come! We will be heading south early tomorrow morning to attend my sister's graduation from Pensacola Christian College. Carol spent a couple summers at Pensacola studying for her Doctorate in Education. Then the monster job of writing her Dissertation (about the development of English curriculum in Mennonite schools) was spread out over a couple more summers at home. She actually finished that job last summer but PCC does graduations in May. We three sisters took a trip to Mexico two years ago (sans husbands) but this time the spouses are going with us to celebrate this milestone in Carol's life.
We'll make the trip do double-duty by visiting friends and relatives both coming and going. We will spend Sunday in the Waynsboro, GA area. On Monday we move on to visit friends in Dublin, GA and then spend the night with a cousin in Albany, GA. We plan to reach Pensacola around noon on Tuesday. Carol has made arrangements with someone she knows in the area for our lodging there. Graduation will take place at 9 a.m. on May 9. We will do a little sightseeing in the afternoon and leave town Thursday morning. We will come home by way of Scottsville, KY where we will stop to visit relatives and spend the night there. Then we have a long run home on Friday, May 11. In good "Mennonite Your Way" fashion, we will not need a motel any of the six nights of this trip. Are we tight-wads or friendly?
At any rate, we're glad we can go to watch Carol march to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance and share in the joy of her achievement. Then the letters EdD will be officially added to her name and (except for teaching) she will be finished going to school.