Welcome through my red door!
Scrub it up…wow!
Paint it black…wait a minute…you’ll see why!
Add some of Maryland’s state flower…the Blackeyed Susan!
And you have the start of a royal send off of the 3rd and youngest to his next three years of hard labor…well hopefully, at the University of Maryland, College Park Campus! Yeah, he did it!
Testudo will be there to greet him! And the books too…all the books!
So of course we had to dress it up some for the guest of honor!
By eating in the dining room for his last meal at home of his favorite…barbequed ribs!
With all the school colors. Sure makes for a colorful table.
Having most everything in my cupboards and closets really helped a lot!
I even brought out the good silver left to me by my aunt! I love it and am ecstatic to have it.
I found the white block letters at Michael’s and the turtle figurine at one of my favorite stores Finder’s Keepers.
Even though UMD is not that far from us, I am really going to miss my little guy! Well, okay, he’s not so little…he towers over me by a few feet!
But it’s time for him to spread his wings. And although I’ve got two other kids who just graduated this past spring from Maryland, whom I’m very proud of, there’s something about it being the last one that stirs a mother’s emotions at times like these.
So Son, work hard, play safe, plant your feet firmly and discover the great big world out there! We’re all rooting for you!
Oh I can hear him now…’Geesh Mom!’