High School Memories

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/15/2022 - 09:52

Sophia, my teenage grandchild, and my oldest daughter’s youngest daughter moved out of her parents' cocoon into a college dorm.

The job as I see it is to excel, receive a well-rounded education, and have some fun, while you’re at it. I know she can do it.

And as most folks know, the high school diploma is earned after a course of study lasting four years, from grade 9 to grade 12. The diploma is awarded and in many cases, it is seen as the first day of the rest of your life. Parker and Olivia are next!!!

Believe it or not… This is what I looked like when I graduated high school and became a freshman at The University of Miami with a student loan that I paid off after I got a real job at WPLG-TV 10, the station I first served as an unpaid college student intern. https://www.local10.com/

Anyway, I decided to study communication and first became a volunteer Disk Jockey at WVUM-Radio - 90.5 on the FM dial. https://www.wvum.org/

Back in those days, everyone wanted to change my name from Roberto to Robert, and the radio station boss said it was Bob.

After returning home for Summer vacation, I was shocked and disappointed when I learned to my surprise that my girlfriend and high school sweetheart had dropped me like a hot potato for some local guy named Eddie.

Whatever happened to absence makes the heart grow fonder? Does this popular proverbial saying express the idea that when you're far away from someone, you often realize how much you love them?

Everything happens for a reason and if it’s meant to be it will surely happen one way or another… And so it goes!