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From: MaryW
Date: 07-30-2007, 09:36 AM (1 of 19)
Wow, such a happy bunch. Quite an accomplishment for her, congratulations! Obviously she has her head on straight. :bg:
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From: ddreev
Date: 07-30-2007, 09:39 AM (2 of 19)
Congratulations, to you and hubby, I know you had to be thrilled! And we can't forget, congratulations to Katie. She obviously put some effort into this... What are her future plans? I'm not familiar with your educational system,is there graduate school after this,or is this equivalent to our graduate school.

Dorothy D.
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From: MartySews2
Date: 07-30-2007, 10:59 AM (3 of 19)
Congratulations...what an accomplishment for her to achieve! I know that you are busting your stays.
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From: Magot
Date: 07-30-2007, 11:21 AM (4 of 19)
Dorothy - she could go on to do a PhD easily with this. She plans on working for a year to pay back student debt/get together a stash before she goes back to college to do a one year Post Graduate Certificate of Education - which means she can teach. Basil meanwhile is going to try and get some practice time in (after he gets his NIMH - National Institute of MEdical Herbalists - he is almost there and he got a 2:1 degree).

Then they may join a commune in Wales in a couple of years time which is a herbalist centre and KAtie would teach - plans are a bit fluid beyond that - They both want to start a family in the next 4 years and the people in the commune are looking for young people who want a family. Who knows?
love and kisses, Jan
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From: ddreev
Date: 07-30-2007, 12:03 PM (5 of 19)
A girl after my own heart. I loved teaching biology. I couldn't talk any of my children into the sciences. They all chose different paths. You will have someone with common interest.. that will be fun. Although, my dd works at a university and when she sees anything or hears of anything she thinks I would be interested in ,she sends it to me. So she keeps up on the latest research and discoveries.

Dorothy D.
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From: Magot
Date: 07-31-2007, 06:35 AM (6 of 19)
http://web.mac.com/tony.p.hodge/iWeb/home/Katie%27s%20Graduation.html

and you will find the photos of when we went to my daughter's graduation. Proud Mummy and Daddy in the last picture. Bit of a Hogwarts moment when the platform party came on to a fanfare - I was waiting for the sorting hat...

I was fit to bust my stays when the announced she had one the prize for Best Student on the course(100 thank you!) AND the Departmental prize for Best Person overall - ( Assos Membership to Institute of Biology)

She didn't find out she had won those until the morning. No other student got both!!
love and kisses, Jan
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From: Mom of Six
Date: 07-31-2007, 06:38 AM (7 of 19)
Congratulations Jan!!
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From: Magot
Date: 08-02-2007, 03:59 AM (8 of 19)
Funny how these things run in families, Dorothy.
Tony works for the Medical Research council, I am a lab tech in a school(some teaching) - we met at college whilst both taking biology - Katie is also working for the MRC, my brother is an immunologist, as was his wife pre kids, their son is an engineer and daughter anthropogist. Our other daughter swore she would never do science - that would explain why she is reading Pschology....

I met a whole load of cousins I didn't know I had and they were all estate agents....the other side of the tree obviously!
love and kisses, Jan
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From: MaryW
Date: 08-02-2007, 07:58 AM (9 of 19)
You have cousins you didn't know you had???
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From: DorothyL
Date: 08-02-2007, 08:08 AM (10 of 19)
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You have cousins you didn't know you had???

Well, Mary, after all they are estate agents (whatever that is).
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From: Magot
Date: 08-02-2007, 10:14 AM (11 of 19)
estate agents = realtors? people who sell houses.

I didn't know who they were - I met them at my Mum's funeral - there is a whole bunch of aunts and uncles (who are probably dead now - who knows) that I had never met and no one ever talked about. Just not a close family. It was weird when I saw my Uncle Dave for the first time at my Grandad's funeral because he looks so much like him it was like my Grandad got out of the car. What a doubletake! Anyway - I think this lot might have been his?

I spent the entire day at a church picnic with a bunch of young people when I was in my teens to be told at the end of the day that I got on well with my cousin. Who? said I - it seemed HE knew we were cousins even if I didn't. He's dead too now. Sheesh - they all dead!(Except my brother the Imuunologist and his family)
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From: Bama
Date: 08-02-2007, 11:35 AM (12 of 19)
Congratulations Jan! You have every right to boast! :up:
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From: lendube
Date: 08-02-2007, 11:49 AM (13 of 19)
Oh Jan! You must be so proud of that girl and I'm sure the other one as well. Congratulations and hope their future is so bright they've got to wear shades!

(Good thing you didn't fall head over heals over that cousin of yours. That would have been creepy. :shock: )

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From: Magot
Date: 08-02-2007, 02:19 PM (14 of 19)
Lennie - I was quite safe - Tony was with me as well and we all had a laugh together.

I thought they had kissing cousins in the states?:bluesmile
love and kisses, Jan
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From: lendube
Date: 08-02-2007, 06:24 PM (15 of 19)
You're right. I think in several states it is legal to marry a first cousin. I don't think California is one of them. :nc: I think till recently you could still get married at 13 (with parent's permission) in some states. :shock:
Who knows, might still be legal. Yikes.

Lennie

Boy, you have known Tony since the dark ages, haven't you? :bluesmile
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From: esrun3
Date: 08-02-2007, 10:05 PM (16 of 19)
Congrats Jan! You have every right to be a boasting proud mama!!
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From: Magot
Date: 08-03-2007, 04:54 AM (17 of 19)
We met when I was 18 and he was nearly 19 and started dating. :love: awww - actually he was really persistant and I couldn't get rid of him so I went out with him to shut him up.....

Katie and Basil met at the same age (except they first met in nursery at 2 1/2 when he bit her) and got married at the same age as we did ( 22 finished college) and now have a flat in Cambridge off the same road that we lived in when we were first married. awww

It is legal to marry a cousin here.
love and kisses, Jan
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From: Sewhappie
Date: 08-04-2007, 10:24 AM (18 of 19)
Jan, Congrats on your daughter's graduation from University!!!! I know that you and Tony are very proud of her (and Katie) for their accomplishments. Great pictures of her Graduation Ceremony,it's funny to see that they toss their caps also. When we attended my SIL's it was a mass of Blue and Gold flying in the air. DD has 3 more months until her graduation. DS is about 2.5 yrs from his.
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From: vickki
Date: 08-04-2007, 03:08 PM (19 of 19)
Congratulations to your daughter...You both must be very proud of your daughter...Vickki:Canada:
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