At my daughter's graduation last week, the dean announced that everyone of these people had worked hard for their degrees. And he was of the opinion that if anyone wanted to applaud, stomp, whoo-hoo, or anything else as each person's name was called, do it.
So, Ellen, after what you have gone through, if you want to have a good cry, you go right ahead. Maybe if you cry it out before you go, you might find it easier to control at the graduation, but I doubt it.
CONGRATULATIONS DR ELLEN - You are a true inspiration to everyone on this board.
PS - Like Hyacinth Bucket, I can say "My friend, DOCTOR Ellen" every chance I get.
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".