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12 June 2014


Los Alamitos, California
12 June 2014

The daughter was a part of the junior honor guard for graduation. This entailed no fewer than 4 trips to and from the venue today. I think we spent a total of 3 hours on the road to-ing and fro-ing.

Some 3,000 souls were in attendance tonight, and we came up with a plan to avoid the inevitable mayhem in the parking lots when the ceremony ended. At a bit before 8 pm, I was stationed at my lamp post, and I texted the daughter to say so.

"We are running really late," she responded.


The warm day was rapidly giving way to a chilly sunset, and a stiff breeze set up while I was standing there. I watched the moon rise in the east. Finally, I heard an almighty scream.

Kids and parents erupted from the doors, and more screaming ensued. Five minutes or so passed and the daughter came running up to me.  We made haste for the car, which was parked about a block away.

"Just a year," sang out the daughter, cheerful and bubbly. "And that will be me."

Tech stuff: Taken with my iPhone4.

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