Wee Charles’ Graduation!

These past few weekends have been so noteworthy that I haven’t actually had the time to process and make note of them. So I’m going to try to do the best I can and try to keep in as much detail as humanly possible.

My brother Charles graduated from high school! He is a bad boy and was thisclose to not graduating because he smokes cigarettes. Oh his grades were fine. Little homeslice just could not reconcile his need to complete state-mandated education with his jones for a stogie. It happens. Anyway, bad boy Charles graduated and we were all in attendance to make sure the deed went down irreversible-stylee.

He was typical Charles too in that he had to low five every classmate who went by, even engaging in a full-on secret handshake at one point.

This event was notable in that it was the first time both sides of my family were in the same place at the same time. We all had a good time and so far Brick Memorial hasn’t asked for their diploma back yet. And so, another unruly Barr enters the workforce. Your welcome, Planet Earth.

Here is the proof that this event took place:

Kristyn being forced to pose beforehand.

Kristyn being forced to pose beforehand.


Charles walking into his Graduation

Charles walking into his Graduation


Charles walking to his seat

Charles walking to his seat


Charles low-fiving

Charles low-fiving


Charles just got his diploma and is enjoying the walk back to his seat

Charles just got his diploma and is enjoying the walk back to his seat


Good boy with his Father, Mother and Grandma Barr

Good boy with his Father, Mother and Grandma Barr


L-R, Grandma, Aunt Rosemary, Aunt Pat, Uncle Jimmy, Nana, Maryanne in the back yard at Nana's house.

L-R, Grandma, Aunt Rosemary, Aunt Pat, Uncle Jimmy, Nana, Maryanne in the back yard at Nana's house.


Charles and Larry cutting the cake

Charles and Larry cutting the cake


Kristyn, Christine and Matt looking at the Year Book, Charles and Kelly in the background

Kristyn, Christine and Matt looking at the Year Book, Charles and Kelly in the background


Austin, Larry and Gavin playing ball, Alison apparently knocked out cold

Austin, Larry and Gavin playing ball, Alison apparently knocked out cold


Larry, Jimmy and Sarah on the other side of the ball game

Larry, Jimmy and Sarah on the other side of the ball game


Us guys trying and failing to take a nice family picture, ha

Us guys trying and failing to take a nice family picture, ha


L-R, Brian, Charles, Brooke

L-R, Brian, Charles, Brooke


My silly head

My silly head


Charles joyously beating Brooke and Brooke loving every second of it

Charles joyously rough-housing with Brooke and Brooke loving every second of it


Aunt Margaret, Grandma Barr, Charles, Brian and Brooke

Aunt Margaret, Grandma Barr, Charles, Brian and Brooke

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