At 7:00 a.m. this morning the Supreme Court of Ohio posted the list and yes! son Matt has passed the bar examination! My phone rang at 7:04; apparently neither one of us got much sleep last night.
In another ten days we get to go to Columbus for the swearing in. Here's what I remember of my own:
1. My beautiful black wool suit with my deep tan (?) silk blouse with black piping at the wrists and collar.
2. I drove from Columbus on down to see my family and show off my new certificate. My grandmother burst out laughing at the "Esq.", which bewildered me until I learned that "Esquire" means "gentleman."
3. My grandfather immediately ceased and desisted from all lady lawyer jokes and began introducing me to his friends as "my granddaughter, the attorney."
This one will be much better, simply because one's children's achievements mean so much more than one's own. And, like his sister, Matt has completed his formal education under the most challenging of circumstances, has excelled, and is employed in his field.