We didn’t cry. Well, we didn’t cry a lot. And here we are, a week into our empty nest, still mostly dry-eyed. We’re still all right. Thanks for asking. It’s not as if everything suddenly screeched to a dead-silent halt around here, either. Luke’s still the topic of the day. It is, after all, his first week of college.… Read More One week in
I’ve spent the past few weeks — well, honestly, it’s been a lot longer than that — thinking about what to say to the boy when we drive him downtown to his dorm Thursday afternoon, unload an SUV full of clothes and electronics and turn around to come home without him. This is a big deal, this… Read More Words to the boy
Well, this won’t be the last post about college and Luke, but there’s this: He’s in. We picked Luke up from a robotics competition at Georgia Tech about 11:30 yesterday, drove over to an outstanding pizza joint (Antico) off the north edge of campus, saw it had a line out the door and instead sidetracked to… Read More In
MARY JO: Whaaaat? This isn’t supposed to be here yet. Is it …? JOHN: Well, it says, “You are Tigertown Bound.” I think, uhhh, yeah, I think it is. MJ (peering under the address label): “Dear Luke:” … I can’t see … I’m not sure … JD: What’s it say, what’s it say? You gonna open… Read More Who wears short shorts?
An update: Friday, a few weeks after he finished his last college application, Luke got his first acceptance. We knew the word was coming down at about 5 p.m. ET. Luke wasn’t going to get home until after the football game that night, and Mary Jo wasn’t about to wait until then. So she jumped… Read More P is for possibilities
Luke (and Mary Jo) have finished the college application process. The final group: Georgia Tech Texas Illinois Purdue MIT North Carolina State Clemson Colorado School of Mines Now comes the financial aid paperwork, and then the waiting. By late December (for a couple of them), or early in the year (for the rest of them, Tech… Read More Bald-faced money grabbing