Ben and Brooke's Graduation


Brooke skipped her graduation from Southern Illinois University so everyone could attend Ben's graduation from Illinois State University. It was a large graduating class, so it took a while to find Ben in the crowd.

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cell phoneWe were amazed how many of the graduates used their cell phones during the ceremonies. They would stand up and wave to their families while talking on the phone.

Larry and BenWe wandered around after the ceremony until we found Ben.



The three of us worked our way back into the building and found Pam, Brooke, and Ben's girlfriend, Sarah.

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Graduation Party

The next day everyone enjoyed a graduation party at the house in Charleston.

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Tessa had fun playing the piano. Annette taught her how to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb".


It was nice to meet Ben's girlfriend, Sarah.

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Indiana University at Indianapolis Graduation

It was a busy weekend for graduations. Annette headed to Indianapolis after Ben's party to attend the IUPUI graduation. She had the chance to meet many her students face-to-face for the first time.


Created by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson, 5/06.