Congratulations Dr. Joanne!

A brief diversion from the world of quiltie things today!

I was in Madison Wisconsin on Thursday to witness an exciting event…

I drove myself to Rockford, so that Julia and I could travel together to Madison. After a brief detour around the one way system, and a minor exploration of the streets around the university, we found two friendly students who actually knew where the Chemistry Building was.

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They even knew we should look in the elevator for a flier that would tell us where Joanne would be defending her thesis.

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We found Joanne, well prepared with her Power Point presentation at the ready.IMG_0715

Colored sections highlighted the important reactions.

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She did a great job. I’m afraid much of it was lost on me but cake was waiting in the break room in anticipation of the good news…

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Yes, she passed!

She posed with her cake,

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and with her professor.

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The celebrations continued with beer at the Library and then dinner at DLUX.

We needed a pic with the Capitol building in the background.

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The two sisters together.

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A very good day. Joanne has worked hard for twenty four years, since Nursery at Barnfield School, to get her Ph. D. She’s currently working as a TA. I hope the students make full use of her knowledge and sympathy. We’ll wait and see what’s next…

 

Meanwhile, I have a stack of fabric for a celebratory quilt and an idea. I hope it won’t take me twenty four years to get it made?

4 Comments

  1. Susan Earl said:

    Congrats to your daughter. You must be a proud Mom.

    February 7, 2015
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    • catherineredford said:

      Thanks Susan, Joanne worked hard for a long time.

      February 8, 2015
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  2. Whiskers said:

    Congratulations to your daughter. Those hieroglyphics bring back memories from years ago…from when I was struggling for my BS. Thank you to you for being a supportive mom.

    February 8, 2015
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