When I first heard of the upcoming outdoor graduation at WSUTC, I was happy to contemplate attending a ceremony on the banks of the beautiful river, rather than having to schlep over to a soulless conference facility. But yesterday, one of the publicans here at Blogside Inn brought up a troublesome question: what about the weather? I declared that I was certain there was a plan B, in case it turned bad. The publican said no, there IS no plan B--or rather, plan B is...BRING YOUR UMBRELLA.
I have a little smirk on my face as I remember all the Pendleton High School graduations plagued with terrible weather well into June. There was the mini-hurricane of June l970, for example, in which graduates were punished with gale-force winds, horizontal rains and freezing temperatures...they were chasing hats, sheet music, diplomas, and getting soaked. Pure pandemonium broke on that fateful evening, well before the first class speaker. The weather is known to be capricious around here, so I'm wondering about that plan B...what if it's the kind of day when umbrellas won't help you? I'll get my monkey suit ruined!!
Anyone interested in a bet on the weather for the Day? Will it be graduation from college or gladiation against the forces of Mother Nature??