Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY - My Graduation Days...

Photographs taken on my various Graduation Days in Vancouver BC:  from a simple Grade 6 ceremony and banquet at Renfrew Elementary School, more formal Grade 12 from Vancouver Technical Secondary School (Academic) where I was the Valedictorian;  then to University of BC at Vancouver BC where I first received a BScN in 1966, then a MA (CnslgPsy) in 1987 after separation/divorce.



1955  Grade 6  Graduation Day - taken at north side of our home






1961  Grade 12 Graduation Day - cap and all











1966  Bachelor of Science in Nursing













1987  Masters of Arts (Counselling Psychology)

10 comments:

Kathy Reed said...

Those are great -- and you've given me an idea! I'm glad you are sharing YOUR history -- that's what your family will really appreciate!

Celia Lewis said...

Thanks Kathy - that was my idea! That my family might enjoy these photos. Stories come later, but this is a start. I might do a few more of my own bits. Appreciate your comments.

Jill Ball said...

Fantastic photos - and don't you look ecstatic in your Master's photo.

Barbara Poole said...

Your looking good Celia, and younger in the last photo. I just noticed that of all your hobbies and interests, Genealogy is the only thing in All Caps!

Celia Lewis said...

I was SOOOOOO glad to be finished! I had "too many" science credits at University so to get an MA I had to take some 3rd and 4th year Arts courses first, which dragged the process out rather long! That Graduation Day was fabulous - sunny day, I had a good-paying job already, my friends and family were there, and I was so relieved to be at the other end of that tunnel! Thanks for dropping by, Jill.

Celia Lewis said...

"Snort!" You're right - it's become my No.1 passion. Well, right behind family and friends. I also have been writing for most of my life (non-creative), and have recently taken several courses on creative writing which is another new challenge. And my garden keeps me sane as I watch the growth of wonderful veggies and a few herbs... pick a strawberry in the morning, listen to birds. Thanks for commenting, Barbara!

Anonymous said...

Lovely early photos, Celia -- I never realized before just how much Pia looks like you when you were younger!

And I agree with your friend above; your own descendants will likely want to read about YOU and your times, one of these days/years.

Hug,
Carol xo

Celia Lewis said...

Thanks Carol! I was so surprised to see your post here - much appreciated. I am so pleased when family drops by to see/read my posts. :) Cheers and hugs.

Jana Last said...

Beautiful photos Celia! Lovely photos of a lovely lady.

Celia Lewis said...

"Blush!" Thanks Jana - I appreciate your very kind words!! Both my daughters look quite a bit like me, in different ways. Thanks for dropping by!

Welcome!

Family, friends, and others - I hope you enjoy these pages about our ancestors and their lives. Genealogy has become somewhat of an obsession, more than a hobby, and definitely a wonderful mystery to dig into and discover. Enjoy my writing, and contact me at celia.winky at gmail dot com if you have anything to add to the stories. ... Celia Lewis