College, Day 8

June 28

The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. ~ Marvin Phillips

And so it ended. No pomp and circumstance, no diploma, no overdue library books. One morning class, one breakfast, hit the road . . .

Take your risks now. As you grow older, you become more fearful and less flexible. And I mean that literally. I hurt my knee this week on the treadmill, and it wasn’t even on. ~ Amy Poehler

Graduation photo . . .

June 17

The first day of school is always a fashion show. The rest of the school year? A pajama party. ~ Unknown

[My last class, on 17th century Dutch paintings with Esther Ham. This was a class you can’t get just anywhere . . . ]

[She was very Dutch, with the accent to boot . . . ]

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. ~ Albert Einstein

[This was cool. Professor Ham showed examples from three 17th century Dutch artists, and then displayed a fourth to see if we could name the artist, one of the first three. I won, I won, an all expenses paid trip to Alumni Hall for breakfast . . . ]

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. ~ Lily Tomlin

If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. ~ Marty Mcfly [Editor’s note: I tried a Vulcan mind meld. It didn’t work.]

[It’s not pronounced “Hooch.” It’s pronounced like a cough sounds (her description, as I recall) . . . ]

[The Friday morning breakfast farewell . . . ]

I guess I’m sated? ~ Super

You can never be overdressed or overeducated. ~ Oscar Wilde

[After the morning breakfast farewell, we drove back to Nashville to spend the night with Rita before the next early morning getaway to home . . . ]

[The Grand Carillon on campus . . . ]

[The famous Brown County State Park in the beautiful “mountains” of Brown County . . . ]

[The 18-mile trip from Bloomington back to Nashville on State Road 46 . . . ]

[Very scenic, but you’d better be paying attention . . . ]

Not all those who wander are lost. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

[Coming into Nashville . . . ]

[A tourist destination artist community . . . ]

[We beat the tourists . . . ]

[Oh, here they are as we hit the main intersection . . . ]

[The Brown County Art Gallery marks the turn to Rita’s house . . . ]

[Arrived at Rita’s in early afternoon. Reetz was excited to discover her road was paved while we were gone . . . ]

[The front of ye olde log home – we presented the back on the first day. Rita has lived here since before the Pilgrims landed . . . ]

June 18 – Home Again

[Home after a 12-hour, 791.6 miles drive from Nashville, Indiana, with another college diploma in hand (OK – not!). A big thanks to Jami for watching the babies all week (though she snuck off last night before I could get a photo of her). The babies got along great with her but were happy to have nap time again with Mom. That was our first trip in 2 1/2 years. Have to get started on the months of afterwards catching up now . . . ]

June 19

[The babies helped us unpack . . . ]

[It’s always nice to have household staff . . . ]


We all learn by experience but some of us have to go to summer school. ~ Peter De Vries

[A few more photos from the Super . . . ]

[Gwyn Richards, David Henry Jacobs Bicentennial Dean Emeritus,
Professor of Music (Choral Conducting)]

[He lead the tour of the Musical Arts Center . . . ]

[Sang an opera piece by Mozart for us. Got a standing ovation. Don’t remember his name.]

[And now some samples from our 2017 class by Ann Schertz, the attending professional photographer who took photos again this year . . . ]

[The Super really likes this photo (must be the model?) . . . ]

[And this is the photo I took of Ms. Schertz as she was shooting the above photo . . . ]

[The princess and prince of Fort Wayne . . . ]

[My (green shirt) class on finances, as I recall . . . ]

[Fine dining with the same group we had this year . . . ]

[I think it must have been a departing shot . . . ]

You have to stay in school. You have to. You have to go to college. You have to get your degree. Because that’s the one thing people can’t take away from you is your education. And it is worth the investment. ~ Michelle Obama

I took the speed reading course and read ‘War and Peace’ in twenty minutes. It’s about Russia. ~ Woody Allen

What’s another word for thesaurus? ~ Steven Wright

Up Next: Summer . . .

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