Friday, May 29, 2009

What I did on Thursday...Swing Out...part 3

Where I live, we have a special thing that our graduating seniors do every year. I don't know how far back it goes, but I did it, Spartan did it too...over 25 years ago! It is a graduation parade and we call it Swing Out. We have two High Schools here, so both marching bands play and the graduating seniors walk in their cap an gown holding a rope down the main street of town. Next to Commencement, it is one of the biggest things the seniors do. Runner walked in it. How silly of me, getting teary eyed writing about it! It is like a rite of passage though. This year it was insane how many balloons the kids were carrying. Bad me, I didn't even know I should get one (or twenty) for runner. Anyways here are some pictures:

Runner all decked out and grown up!

With his best friend

Runner and Baby Girl out to eat afterwards

Gamer trying to look maniacle!

Boy Genius hamming it up

It has taken me forever to get these loaded up, but if you are bored and want to have a look-see, here are a couple of videos. The first one is our school's marching band that Boy Genius is still a part of. The second is the craziness of the seniors walking down the street. Have a great evening all...I'm off to bed as I'm still not recovered from the day!! (oh, on a side note, yes that is my annoying voice in the videos...I can't seem to keep my mouth shut!!)


grandmarockton said...

cool idea, I think traditions so be happening, like the balloons bet you couldn't find one for miles around that day?

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

what a very neat thing to do! Congrates to "Runner"!!

Patty said...

Congratulations to your son!! I haven't watched the videos yet but I will so I can hear your voice.

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Wow, a zoo AND a parade all in one day. You are like the Queen!

Carrie P. said...

What an awesome traditon. That is so neat that it is still being passed down to another generation. Congrats to Runner and to you, his parents.

Olga said...

What a great even! you had! Congrats to Runner and you!

retdairyqueen said...

Hi Lorralyn
Lovely to hear from you Your egg dish sounds yum
What have you been up to
Take care illene

Sheree said...

Congrats! And what a fun tradition!!

zakkalife said...

it looks like a wonderful tradition. sometimes I wish we lived in a smaller town for that depth of community