Grown Up Girl


This past Friday was Morgan’s high school graduation. The perp walk:
There were the usual little speeches. For some reason, we don’t get those celebrity graduation speakers here. (Hmmph!) The class president started with, “First let me take a selfie.” And he did.
I’ve spent a lot of time in this stadium, mostly at football games with Weston on the field, so it was sentimental as my third and last one graduated. You know, briefly. I don’t really miss those late nights or working in the concession stand.
Morgan shaking the principal’s hand after accepting her diploma.
Caps in the air.
Morgan had painted quotes from some of her favorite books on the top of her cap.
She was in a hurry to find her boyfriend afterward.
Morgan and Justin:
With her dad:
Her cousin, Madison:
My other daughter, Jennie:
Morgan’s leaving for Morgantown soon. She’s starting at WVU this fall (not sure of her major, maybe industrial engineering). She has scholarships and grants to cover her college expenses. She’s going to go ahead up there this summer to get a job before school starts.

Morgan, in front of the Slanted Little House on her first day of sixth grade.


My, she is all grown up. She’s smart, strong, responsible, creative, funny, and independent. I’m so proud of her.


  1. Wm.Mike says:

    Tell her congratulations and also to you too.My daughter graduated 3yrs ago and I know how hard it can be as a single parent. Now if I can just get my 16yr old son thru 😕


  2. BrownsFan says:

    Congratulations to Morgan! I’m sure this is bittersweet, but look at what a fine job you have done raising your 3 children!

  3. fowlers says:

    Awe, how awesome is that… have every right to be proud of all of them…congrats to all of you, job well done! Morgan may all your dreams, hopes & wishes come true for you. Have a freaking fantastic summer. :sun:

  4. Sue, a Florida Farm Girl says:

    Congratulations to Morgan on a job well done, and to you for seeing that she has the opportunity. Your life will be different soon. Another challenge to face with new stories to tell.

  5. nursemary says:

    I feel like I water her grow up on this screen. Congratulations to Morgan and to you Suzanne. Is Maia getting her room? :yes:

  6. Louise says:

    Congratulations Morgan. :happyflower: Suzanne you have done a great job with all 3 of them. Congratulations to you too. They grow up too quick.

  7. Pat says:

    Congratulations to Morgan! She’s an impressive young lady. And congratulations to you, Suzanne. You’ve done a wonderful job with your family. And now it’s on to the next part of life. Maybe it be a wonderful journey for you both.

  8. California Paintbrush says:

    Congratulations, Morgan! The World is waiting out there and all new adventures for all of you begin! Thank you for letting us come along! :purpleflower:

  9. Cousin Mark says:

    ATTA GIRL MORGAN!!! Watch out Morgantown here she comes!

  10. ibpallets (Sharon B.) says:

    Morgan is AWESOME! You did a great job raising her.

  11. aliced says:

    Congratulations Morgan! Best of Luck, what a pretty girl with such a beautiful smile!

  12. AnnieB says:

    Wow! Any 18 year old who treasures words and books as Morgan does is one incredible young woman. Those quotes on her cap are an amazing reflection of an amazing mind. Morgan, you will go far.

  13. Joell says:

    Congratulations Morgan, well done.
    I can see the resembalance in Morgan and her Dad, especially in the photo in front of the slanted little house. Good looking man.
    Well Suzanne, soon you wil be an “empty nester” it will be awful quiet on the farm, I mean in the house, maybe.

  14. Jane L says:

    Congratulations Morgan!
    Just to let you know, my favorite video on this entire site is you doing the Spanish practical!
    I wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors.

  15. amyzander says:

    Congrats to not only Morgan but to you as a mom who has helped her become the beautiful, capable woman she is. Now she will walk her won road in life looking back on all the life lessons she has learned from you…

  16. DeniseS says:

    Congratulations on your high school graduation Morgan! College will be so much fun, hard work and more accomplishments. May you be blessed in all you do.

  17. holstein woman says:

    Congratulations to both of you. I remember when my aunt graduated, grandma said she felt like she had also after putting 7 of her own children through school and packing lunches for 47 years. but then she put my 2 sisters and I through some years also.
    I also think Morgan is quick witted and sporadic in some things. Also congratulations to Jennie.

  18. Glenda says:

    Congratulations Morgan!

    You and her father deserve much credit for raising these three remarkable, and responsible young people.

    I am very impressed that she is already looking for work.

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