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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

June the month to celebrate Grads and Dads






My cousins son Bryan is a proud new graduate.
Congratulations to a very fine young man.


[IF]

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!


--Rudyard Kipling

8 Comments:

At 2:49 PM, Blogger Jeanne said...

Jeanne,

I just had to pop in when Jannie Funster gave a shout out to "new Jeanne" to see who you are. I guess that makes me "old Jeanne". Hmm. Wonder if Jannie meant that as flattery. :)

Nice to meet you! I'm currently running a blog giveaway of Jannie's CD.

Jeanne

 
At 4:25 PM, Blogger Jeanne said...

Love and hugs
Thanks for your visit
Love Jeanne♥

 
At 7:02 PM, Blogger Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Jeanne!

It is the month for Dads and Grads and June Brides too!:o) My sweet little granddaughter graduates from middle school and heading for high school!:o) We are so proud of her and she is so excited about becoming a high schooler!

Smiles...

Beverly

 
At 3:39 AM, Blogger Jeanne said...

Love and hugs♥

 
At 6:14 AM, Blogger Shelley said...

Lovely!

 
At 6:15 PM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Jeanne - "new" Jeanne... are you the gorgeoius blonde there in the picture beside the graduate?

 
At 3:00 AM, Blogger Jeanne said...

That is his young lady
Giggles

 
At 6:42 PM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Whoops. Sorry. :)

I see you are the pretty Asian lady, in the slides? My computer's sounds are broken so I am not even sure on that.

 

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