My oldest daughter Hannah graduates from Southern Miss today. Her mother will be in attendance, I will not. I'm proud as I can be, though.
Her degree is in business and she did it all on her own, having gone through on pretty much a full ride because of her skills as a soccer goalkeeper. She's going to take the summer off by playing semi-pro soccer in Iceland, expenses paid, and then intends to go to law school.
Hannah and a borrowed M38 carbine. She subsequently got an M44 of her own. (Apologies for the original misidentification and thanks to the sharp-eyed readers who spotted it.)
Intelligent, beautiful, tough-minded, driven -- didn't get it from my side of the family. Still I'm as proud as a frog eatin' fire, as they say in Winston County.