A Weekend of Celebration . . . medical school graduation!

Apologies in advance for a bit of personal indulgence . . .

This was a weekend of celebration in Cleveland for my husband and I.  Our only child, Lyndsey graduated from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine.  With the distinction as the youngest in her class at 25, Lyndsey was 1 of 27 in her med school graduation class receiving her MD.  This week she is off to Chicago with her attorney husband (of 2 weeks!) to find an apartment and prepare to start  OB/GYN – fertility surgery residency in mid-June at the University of Chicago Medical Hospital. 

Returning from Cleveland last night, my husband and I were overwhelmed with pride of Lyndsey’s accomplishment; it is so hard for us to believe that we are now parents of a Doctor!  And the realization that after 23 years of private school tuition, the Benson bank will now finally close with yesterday’s medical school graduation! 

Now on to the Primary Election tomorrow — I have read various reports that are forecasting a low turnout tomorrow.  Let’s see if Tredyffrin can ride the tide of higher than expected voters.  The polls open at 7 AM and stay open until 8 PM.  Don’t let a few rain drops keep you away . . . don’t sit on the sidelines . . . make a difference by voting!

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  1. Pattye, I think my parents felt the same way about me, and as a parent I look forward with pride upon the graduation of my own kids as well. Congratulations.

    My hope for your daughter, now as an MD, is that she will not become an employee of the federal government, but remain and independent, free thinking, smart and highly regarded professional that she (and you!) worked so hard to become. Medical doctors hold a special, respected place in our society, and rightly so. Good luck to her as she begins her new life. Chet

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