The Graduate

Ruby Fry graduated from Lopez Island Elementary Kindergarten on Thursday. As I watched her receive her diploma I imagined 12 years from now, when she’ll be graduating from high school. I know that moment will come before Kristine and I are ready for it. Or will it? Tonight at the dinner table Ruby and I discussed the morning’s graduation ceremony. I remarked about how one boy received an award for the best attendance record (only 7 days absent). Ruby responded, “Yeah, but I threw up at school less than anybody else.”



About Tim Fry

Tim is a global communications consultant. He has a background in storytelling, opinion research, brand campaigns and product launches for clients big and small. He has been recognized with several industry awards, including Ad Age’s “40 under 40” and PR News' "15 to Watch." Tim has a bachelor of science degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. When he's not helping people tell their best stories, you're likely to find him riding his bike, kayaking or catching Dungeness Crab on Lopez Island, WA. He can be reached at
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3 Responses to The Graduate

  1. Grandpa & Grandma Eiting says:

    Congratulations Ruby. ..we love. ..see you soon

  2. kaye fry says:

    Congratulations Ruby! You know What I Love about you ( and there are many things) I love that you say what is on your mind. Go Girl!

  3. kaye fry says:

    P.S. What Dr. Seuss says “OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO’!

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