by Ron Walker

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June 15, 2012
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A proud grandpa on graduation day

It's 8 a.m. The University of Nevada, Reno, class of 2012 is about to graduate; all 1,800 students. I'll never make it. But as it turns out, the fun never stops. The atmosphere is euphoric. Student loans are forgotten, term papers are in and graded and now it's time to let the good times roll.

The ceremony is being held in the Quad, a large quadrangle of lawn, roofed over by gracious elm trees. The crowd, estimated at 6,000, has swallowed the entire expanse. Randy, my forward-thinking son, has brought folding chairs. Rosemary, our amazingly resourceful daughter-in-law, brings me a …

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