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Friday, May 20, 2005


Today daughter #2 graduated from Parsons with a Masters in Design and Technology. The graduation ceremony was held in the theatre at Madison Square Garden. My hubby and I took the train to Manhattan. The weather felt more like March than May--cold and rainy.

We emerged from the depths of Penn Station into the hustle and bustle of Seventh Avenue. I contacted our daughter by cell phone and discovered she had not left her apartment yet--29 blocks south of where we were. However, she said she would be there in a half an hour.

We went across the street to a Roy Rogers restaurant for lunch. Afterwards, we stood on the corner of 33rd Street and 7th Avenue looking for our daughter. I called her on the cell phone and she said she was at the same intersection. However, she was on the opposite corner and it took a few minutes before I finally spotted her face in that sea of people.

After the graduation, we had to use the cell phones again to locate each other. (Cell phones are a wonderful invention!) Then we took some photos. Here's one of us.

After the pictures, we ate supper at Sbarro's restaurant--also across the street from Madison Square Garden. Daughter #2 showed us where to catch our train home and we left all the hustle and bustle behind us. New York is a rather exciting place, but I like peace and quiet, too.


Leann said...

Congratulations to your daughter!! A Masters. Wow, lots of work and dedication.
I've never been to New York, but it's on my "to do" list before I

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! My daughter and I use our cell phones all the time to find each other when we get lost while shopping. Even my husband as given in to using the cell phone. He always insist that we do not need technology yet he is the first to embrace it.

I know what you mean about not being able to easily spot your daughter in NY, especially at 33rd and 7th which has to be one of the busiest intersections in the city.

K. said...

Congratulations! You must be so proud. I wonder what it feels like to see your very own child complete such a remarkable achievement. I hope to be there one day too. :)

You were up in my neck of the woods... and YES, the weather feels more like late winter than almost-summer in the Great Northeast. But I'm not complaining.

Live, Love, Laugh said...

Congratulations to you and your daughter. It is so exciting to hear good reports! I have never been to New York, but I would love to go one day, sounds like an exciting trip!!