Monday, May 17, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Graduation



The firstborn began a new stage in life on Sunday. Allegra has graduated from the University of Hartford. A major milestone has been reached, her learning and experiences have lead to such a wonderful day.

Given that the school's colors are red and white, Mary's Ruby Tuesday is a place to chronicle some of the sights of the event. The day could not have been nicer, blue skies combined with low humidity and a strong sun making a comfortable day for the outside proceedings. 


The program is a ruby, for instance. The names of the 1400 degree recipients of all levels from all levels undergraduate to doctoral degreed programs. Balloons add a festive air on a day to celebrate.


Rubies abound with the orders for all to get in line for this one special day.

The proud girls pose after the diploma was received. The smiles are genuine, the feeling ebullient, the day an unqualified
success. 
Congratulations to Allegra, she earned her cum laude diploma with hard work, diligence and a curiosity to learn new things. Our firstborn continues to grow...



42 comments:

Dave said...

Congratulations to Allegra, you must be very proud. what a perfect Ruby Day for you and your family.

maryt/theteach said...

Ralph, how proud you and Patti must be of Allegra! Great post for Ruby Tuesday! :)

Nora Johnson said...

Congrats!
Great post & great blog. I'll be popping back to have yet another read through!
Happy RT - and look forward to *seeing* you again next time!
Mine’s HERE!

LOLA:)

Manang Kim said...

Wow congratulations to Allegra!! And more successful endeavor to come. Happy RT!

Ruby Red Tuesday

fredamans said...

Congratulations Allegra n the grad!! Best wishes for the future!

Becky said...

Congratulations to all. A lovely choice for Ruby Tuesday.

ilanadavita said...

Congratulations to Allegra! Very nice shots; my favorite is the one with the gowns.

EG Wow said...

Congratulations to Allegra and to you and Patti too! So, what will Allegra do next?

Dimple said...

Congratulations to Allegra! Graduation is a milestone to be remembered!

Jim said...

Congratulations to Allegra! Ralph, congratulations to you and Patti also! Getting a kid through college is a major task and expenditue these days!

I have two questions (you can answer the first on my blog when you come):
1. What is her degree (from an old retired college business teacher here)?
2. Does she have a job yet?

Those are my standard questions I ask the new grads. The answers vary but the kids love to talk about it!

Happy RT! :) I know you are happy about the new grad!
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Loree said...

Congratulations to Allegra and A memorable day that will long be remembered.

toby said...

Congratulations to all of you - how exciting!

Marites said...

Congratulations!! those are really nice pictures to remember the event by. have a good week!

Spadoman said...

A well deserved CONGRATULATIONS! Great to mix real life along with the Ruby Redness. I love when the pictures have a story.

Peace.

Life Ramblings said...

Congratulations to Allegra on her amazing achievement. great choices for Ruby Tuesday!

bj said...

This is the very best kind of Ruby Tuesday post of all !!
Many congratulations to her for her hard work and success. I wish her the very best of luck.
A great post, Mr. Ralph...
xo bj

CafebyJW said...

Congratulations to all her hard work during years.

Lovely post.


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Leora said...

Congratulations to the whole family! You must be so proud.

DrillerAA09 said...

Congratulations to all on a most memorable day. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Meikah said...

Graduation is a milestone not only of the child but also of the parents. Congratulations!!! :)

My RT entry is here.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

What a wonderful day for you all! Congratulations Allegra. And now what, I wonder!

Ann said...

Congrats to the proud dad as well. My second daughter just got her law dree and will be admitted to bar this Friday. She is too private to let me post a photo of her.

chubskulit said...

Wow, Allegra graduated with flying colors, excellent job! Congratulations to the family!

Mar said...

Congratulations to Allegra and to the proud parents.
Lovely shots.

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Hootin' Anni said...

How exciting!!!

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@nemonen said...

Congratulations to all. I suppose you are proud of her.

Tina said...

Congrats and good luck in the future to Allegra! Nice shots! :)

Dianne said...

she's a star!
but hey, look where she comes from
I'm so happy for you all

Auntie E said...

Congrats to Allegra for her dedication and achievement. congrats to You all for the healthy and nourishing upbringing to guide Allegra to her Achievement.

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reanaclaire said...

wow..a graduation!! congratulations to her... this is a time to call for celebration.. hope brighter future ahead...

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Robin said...

Congratulations to Allegra, what an exciting day for all of you to see her on the cusp of a bright new future.

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Lori said...

Congratulations!! Great post. Happy RT!!

Raven said...

Looks like it was a wonderful day! Congrats to the parents and the graduate! Perfect Ruby Tuesday subject.

ellen b said...

Congratulations to the graduate and her parents!! It is a great accomplishment. Our youngest graduated at the end of Winter quarter and will be walking for commencement on June 13th...
How thoughtful of the graduation committee to make the programs red :0)

Annie said...

Yes! YES!! Congratulations.

Marice said...

wow congratulations! that is such an achievement! way to go :)

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JunieRose2005 said...

Oh! This is a wonderful Ruby post!
I'm so happy for your daughter and for your family!:)

Congrats!!


Junie

dogsmom said...

A wonderful day for you all. Congratulations.
Nicely shared with us as well.

Linda said...

Congratulations all the way around to grad, Dad, and Mom, too! Looks like it was the perfect day for the perfect celebration!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

Well done and congratulations, a wonderful thing to share.

My Ruby Redness

Daniela said...

Congratulations Allegra, great post :)

Terry said...

dear ralph and patti...congratulations not only to lovely allegra but also to you two for being such great parents!
for sure and there is a lot of ruby red here at this blessed affair mingled i am sure with many many silver happy tears!

ralph , it is mary t's birthday the next ruby tuesday..i thought i would spread the word!...from terry