Saturday, 16 July 2011

Graduation Day

On Graduation Day
there is a reception in the Department
for the graduands and their guests.

Everybody has a job to do:

there is someone to polish glasses
and wash them up afterwards

someone to lay out the envelopes
and welcome the guests

someone to make the labels
and the fabulous poster display

someone to unwrap the catering
and someone to open the bottles of bubbly

someone to address the graduands
and present the prizes

someone to play the trumpets
(that is a specialist job)

someone to organise the procession
and someone to take the photographs.

It is a pleasure and a privilege every year
because it is such a special day.


  1. And someone to capture the proceedings for posterity!

  2. beautiful. it is nice to see such care being done for these newly graduating... it is a special day indeed.

  3. I am glad they don't ask for volunteers to play the trumpets!

  4. so very special indeed, and how wonderful that so much care and attention goes into creating a truly memorable day

  5. And I wonder who is the someone who organises all the someones !

  6. and my next WV is FLOGR ! GE !!

  7. I wonder who chooses the words for verification ?
    now it's parrodi !

  8. Happy Days to remember for ever.

  9. I was fortunate to be one of the guests on Wednesday (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures) and it was such a lovely, memorable day!

    Have you noticed how the trumpeters place their trumpets under their chin straps when they play, thereby covering their nostrils with said strap?

  10. Know what you mean - best day of the year really! (and you get to meet Mums and Dads and Grannies).

  11. AnonymousJuly 16, 2011

    So a lot of hard work, a lot of fun and many happy memories.


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