GRADUATION IN FEBRUARY?                                            FEBRUARY 13, 2012

            We had a Graduation last Friday the 10th, and I thought that all of you out there might want to hear about it.  There were 4 of us who have just completed our studies in the MASTERS SERIES — Jan, Diana, Dorothy, and I.

            It seemed odd to graduate in February.  I’m from the very old school days (very, very old, in fact)  when graduation time was in June.  We always had a prom, and then after the afternoon of Graduation day, a gang of us would go off to Hollywood and hit the Palladium where there would always be one of the Big Bands performing — and we’d dance the night away.  Talk about Heaven, well, we thought we were in it!

            I missed the caps and gowns.  Another thing I missed was having a Valedictorian who would have an inspiring speech for us to help forge our futures.  If we had a Valedictorian the other day, I imagine it would’ve been Diana — she was ALWAYS the one to have her assignments ready to be read the very first moment class convened. 

            After a long stretch of musing over this matter, I decided the Coach’s form for Graduation was probably better than the old days after all.

            I know I would not be able to dance the night away.    That’s for sure!

            Each of us “grads” had a little something to say before we were given our  walking  Graduation papers,  and the following page contains my words of wisdom.

—————————————————————————————————-SERIOUSLY,  TLC’s Writing Workshop has given me a whole new lease on life. I love Tammy for that. 

                                                                                                      MELITAS FORSTER



IS THIS A NEW CAREER?                                                          FEBRUARY 10, 2012

            Here I am in my life at another crossroads of which there have been many.  You know, it was in late 2010 that I graduated — and I didn’t even want to — from Tammy’s LEGACY SERIES.  That’s the one she told me to start with Session 2,  don’t bother with Session 1,  so I went merrily on my way attending all the other classes regularly, and pretty soon our esteemed writing coach announced to me that now I must take Session 1 before I could graduate.  I was getting confused by this time, and when she made me take Session 1 about 3 times I was even more confused. It was a good thing I didn’t have to keep paying for the space I was taking up in these classes.  So Prof. Coia finally let me slip through the cracks.

            Then it was time to enroll in the MASTERS SERIES, and I was beginning to get the hang of it, and Miss TLC had me start in the very first Session, and everything went along just fine, except I did ditch a couple of classes which made me a little fearful that she would pull something, and make me wait to graduate because of the truancy plus I failed to turn in a couple of assignments, or she would have me make them up, and I would have to do them 3 times.

            But here we are poised to graduate from the MASTERS SERIES, and I am so proud to be a member of this class.  One of the reasons for wanting this is because Coach has me doing blog thing “Mondays with Melitas” on her web site.  I love doing it, and I want to thank all my friends and faithful readers for hanging in there and posting their comments. Keep those clever comments coming — that is half the fun.

           And Tammy, thanks for putting up with me.              MELITAS FORSTER

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