Graduation Day

Yesterday’s graduation at St. Mary’s College brought back some memories of my graduation from there in 1975.  Dr. Renwick Jackson, whom I’ve previously discussed how I was part of the moving crew that moved him into his home on campus when he first became President of the College (click here) presented us with our diplomas.  Jackie A. was the first graduate to receive her diploma and be congratulated by Dr. Jackson.  She palmed an egg and cracked it in Dr. Jackson’s hand as he shook her hand.  The crowd reacted as someone fetched Jackson a towel to clean off the egg residue so he could continue passing out the diplomas.
 
Following the graduation ceremony, we had a little party at the house on Curley Road and Dr. Jackson dropped in.  He said that he had been invited to several parties but wanted to save the one in Ridge for last because he knew it would be the best one. 

Somewhere along the line, he and Buzzy discussed the egg incident.  Buzzy told Dr. Jackson “I give you credit for how you handled the girl with the egg.  I think I would have smacked her upside the head.”  Jackson smiled and said something to the effect that it had crossed his mind to do so but he held back.  Buzzy replied, “Well the only thing you have to worry about someone putting in your hand here is a drink.”   Jackson was good with that.

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Graduation Day

Yesterday’s graduation at St. Mary’s College brought back some memories of my graduation from there in 1975.  Dr. Renwick Jackson, whom I’ve previously discussed how I was part of the moving crew that moved him into his home on campus when he first became President of the College (click here) presented us with our diplomas.  Jackie A. was the first graduate to receive her diploma and be congratulated by Dr. Jackson.  She palmed an egg and cracked it in Dr. Jackson’s hand as he shook her hand.  The crowd reacted as someone fetched Jackson a towel to clean off the egg residue so he could continue passing out the diplomas.
 
Following the graduation ceremony, we had a little party at the house on Curley Road and Dr. Jackson dropped in.  He said that he had been invited to several parties but wanted to save the one in Ridge for last because he knew it would be the best one. 

Somewhere along the line, he and Buzzy discussed the egg incident.  Buzzy told Dr. Jackson “I give you credit for how you handled the girl with the egg.  I think I would have smacked her upside the head.”  Jackson smiled and said something to the effect that it had crossed his mind to do so but he held back.  Buzzy replied, “Well the only thing you have to worry about someone putting in your hand here is a drink.”   Jackson was good with that.

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Graduation Day

Yesterday’s graduation at St. Mary’s College brought back some memories of my graduation from there in 1975.  Dr. Renwick Jackson, whom I’ve previously discussed how I was part of the moving crew that moved him into his home on campus when he first became President of the College (click here) presented us with our diplomas.  Jackie A. was the first graduate to receive her diploma and be congratulated by Dr. Jackson.  She palmed an egg and cracked it in Dr. Jackson’s hand as he shook her hand.  The crowd reacted as someone fetched Jackson a towel to clean off the egg residue so he could continue passing out the diplomas.
 
Following the graduation ceremony, we had a little party at the house on Curley Road and Dr. Jackson dropped in.  He said that he had been invited to several parties but wanted to save the one in Ridge for last because he knew it would be the best one. 

Somewhere along the line, he and Buzzy discussed the egg incident.  Buzzy told Dr. Jackson “I give you credit for how you handled the girl with the egg.  I think I would have smacked her upside the head.”  Jackson smiled and said something to the effect that it had crossed his mind to do so but he held back.  Buzzy replied, “Well the only thing you have to worry about someone putting in your hand here is a drink.”   Jackson was good with that.

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Graduation Day

Yesterday’s graduation at St. Mary’s College brought back some memories of my graduation from there in 1975.  Dr. Renwick Jackson, whom I’ve previously discussed how I was part of the moving crew that moved him into his home on campus when he first became President of the College (click here) presented us with our diplomas.  Jackie A. was the first graduate to receive her diploma and be congratulated by Dr. Jackson.  She palmed an egg and cracked it in Dr. Jackson’s hand as he shook her hand.  The crowd reacted as someone fetched Jackson a towel to clean off the egg residue so he could continue passing out the diplomas.
 
Following the graduation ceremony, we had a little party at the house on Curley Road and Dr. Jackson dropped in.  He said that he had been invited to several parties but wanted to save the one in Ridge for last because he knew it would be the best one. 

Somewhere along the line, he and Buzzy discussed the egg incident.  Buzzy told Dr. Jackson “I give you credit for how you handled the girl with the egg.  I think I would have smacked her upside the head.”  Jackson smiled and said something to the effect that it had crossed his mind to do so but he held back.  Buzzy replied, “Well the only thing you have to worry about someone putting in your hand here is a drink.”   Jackson was good with that.

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Graduation Day

Yesterday’s graduation at St. Mary’s College brought back some memories of my graduation from there in 1975.  Dr. Renwick Jackson, whom I’ve previously discussed how I was part of the moving crew that moved him into his home on campus when he first became President of the College (click here) presented us with our diplomas.  Jackie A. was the first graduate to receive her diploma and be congratulated by Dr. Jackson.  She palmed an egg and cracked it in Dr. Jackson’s hand as he shook her hand.  The crowd reacted as someone fetched Jackson a towel to clean off the egg residue so he could continue passing out the diplomas.
 
Following the graduation ceremony, we had a little party at the house on Curley Road and Dr. Jackson dropped in.  He said that he had been invited to several parties but wanted to save the one in Ridge for last because he knew it would be the best one. 

Somewhere along the line, he and Buzzy discussed the egg incident.  Buzzy told Dr. Jackson “I give you credit for how you handled the girl with the egg.  I think I would have smacked her upside the head.”  Jackson smiled and said something to the effect that it had crossed his mind to do so but he held back.  Buzzy replied, “Well the only thing you have to worry about someone putting in your hand here is a drink.”   Jackson was good with that.

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