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OT: My daughter graduated from Barnard College!


Chad Thorne

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Link below to the video webcast of the ceremony. If you're interested, commencement speaker Hillary Clinton starts her speech at 1:04:10. My daughter's name, Emma Thorne, is called at 1:31:48, and she steps into the frame to receive her diploma at 1:31:55. If you're not interested I don't mind.

 

My daughter and I are estranged (thanks to Mom) and I haven't seen her in 17 years, so being able to see her graduate is a precious gift. Emma was born a month premature and I recall walking up and down the hospital corridors at night, singing to her, while her mother slept, recovering from the C-section. - Aw, shoot...:cry:

 

Anyway, suffice it to say that I am so proud of her success despite not being able to take any credit for it.

 

rtsp://realmedia.cc.columbia.edu/acis/advanced/commencement/2009/Barnard-arch.smi

 

 

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Thanks.

 

Apparently you'll have to copy and paste from "rtsp" to "smi." I don't know why the url came out that way.

I tried that but it still didn't work so I did a quick search and came up with links I posted directly from the college website.

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Hopefully you can weasel your way back into her life, take any opportunity you can.
Tried that. She threatened to change her last name if I tried again. :laugh:

 

My mother and my wife, who are women and ought to know, say she'll come looking for me at some point down the road. I pray that's true.

 

 

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Hopefully you can weasel your way back into her life, take any opportunity you can.
Tried that. She threatened to change her last name if I tried again. :laugh:

 

My mother and my wife, who are women and ought to know, say she'll come looking for me at some point down the road. I pray that's true.

I can attest that teenage rebellion and bitterness toward parents frequently carries over into the 20-something years. I'll pray that she comes out of it sooner than later.

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Chad--since your daughter is now 22, I presume, what's keeping you from reaching out to her and trying to re-establish a connection. It's time.
See my post above. I tried that last year and she got very angry with me and told me never to try and contact her again. So I'll have to wait for her.

 

Ross, Geoff - thanks for sharing your encouraging experiences.

 

 

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