Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It would have been our 19th wedding anniversary

Today is the day, 19 years ago, that we stood under a gazebo by a duck pond and pledged to be together until death did us part. We had been together for more than three years before that.

In my better times -- including, interestingly, today -- I feel such deep gratitude that I got to spend 20 years with the greatest guy on Earth.

A couple of notes on scholarships.

The Jim Long Communications Scholarship went Thursday evening to a lovely young lady named Amanda Aguilar who is a standout in almost any way (and who won many other accolades). As soon as I can figure out how to post her lovely email/essay here, I will.

The other scholarship, the Jim Long Award, will be given out at 3 p.m. this Saturday at the library at Victor Valley College in Victorville, as part of the overall annual writing contest; if by chance anyone wants to attend the free ceremony and eat lovely snacks, just let me know.