Thursday, February 22, 2007

A Great Big THANK YOU...

... to everyone who sent cards, notes, and emails for the card party celebrating Frodo's graduation with an MA in American Studies. He received over 40, and more arrive every day (and more will be coming thanks to my big, fat goof... Frodo came home early one day when I was preparing some postcards announcing the party, so I quickly stashed them then forgot to mail them... all to family... ugh). He was taken completely by surprise and so touched by the great outpouring of love and support from everyone. Some of you asked for pictures, so here you go (because we were in the midst of the flu when this was scheduled, I took TJ's advice for close-up shots with close cropping):



He even received a card from a celebrity couple, and I thought that I would share some of it with you:

Dearest Frodo,
I learned that you graduated with an MA in American studies...
Bill and I congratulate you on your achievement. I am confident that you share our passion for education, and that you embrace the positive role that government can and does play in this process. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join our initiative to release teh states from the burdensome requirements of running their own education departments, and allow the country's best people to handle that in Washington.
After all, where would you be today if federal government had not been looking out for your well-being? Well, just a friendly reminder that we have a campaign ahead of us, and we need every academic to mobilize in order to restore our vision for America. I will be sure to attend the special ceremony in a few years when you receive your PhD and are magically transformed into a thrall of the Democratic Party.
Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.
Condescendingly,
Hillary & Bill Rodham

I will be collecting this and all the other cards and notes into a big scrapbook for Frodo to have as a reminder of this great achievement and to encourage him always.

Again, thank you all very much.

And congratulations, Frodo!


1 comment:

Heather_in_WI said...

oh my goodness... that letter is too funny! Congrats to your dh!!!!
~Heather