Friday, February 20, 2015

Full ride

This is the boy, in another time, umpiring a little league game here locally. Now he is in his first year of college in Portland.


He called the house yesterday to tell his mother and I that he had secured a merit scholarship that gives him a full ride for the next four years!

Dad had been paying about 25k/year, less whatever he could contribute from money he'd been earning from jobs like umpiring. 

Full.  Ride.  

I still find it hard to believe. I've never even met anybody who had scored such a thing.

Best part is he got it himself.  We didn't even know he'd applied until about a week ago.

Dad and mom are pretty proud right now.


11 comments:

  1. You and the pretty woman who did all the raisin' did such a great job! Parents of the year we're talkin' here. The wife and I send our personal congrats to you both for the focus provided.

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    1. Thanks so much. I'm still a bit in shock that he somehow pulled this off.

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  2. Awesome! I'm putting two girls through now, and can only envy you such a great deal. Buy him a car. He earned it.

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    1. Yeah, I'm gonna try to do something like that, but I actually have two of his sisters, one of which is in college now, and the other to start next fall, to help through, so I still have a pile of money to pay out. I do it, though, with a smile. Who better to spend money on?

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  3. Congrats to all concerned but mainly to your son for having the smarts and the skills. If you buy him a car, keep a couple $$ back for a new Gemini Customs modified Ruger 454 Casull...

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  4. "Dad and mom are pretty proud right now."
    As it should be. Parenting rewards are very hard to collect although worth every effort to do so. Thankfully, my wife and I have been rewarded. May you and your wife collect even more.

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  5. What wonderful News! Congratulations to your son, he is showing what he's made of, and it's GOOD stuff. Be very proud of the young man you've raised!

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  6. Wow! Congratulations to you and your son. That's very nice.

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