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Wed May 22, 2019, 11:49 PM

I've just got to brag on my grand-daughter.

My granddaughter is finishing up her Sophomore year in High School. She's a fantastic young lady. Her HS had a program where 8th graders could come and work out with the HS marching band. She not only came out, she was in the marching band when she started 9th grade. At the end of 9th grade they invented a new award just for her because of her hard work in band and her willingness to help any other band member that needed it.

This year, early in the season she dislocated her kneecap and ended up having surgery on both knees. As soon as she was able to go back to school she went to every band practice so she could keep up with the music and she will be marching next year.

Oh, and did I mention that she is in several AP classes and is on the Honor Roll? So, we were chatting today and she was talking about her AP English class and how hard it was. For their final project they have to do a debate. Each student had to pick a topic, write a paper on their view and then debate someone in the class who had taken a different position on the topic.

She picked the topic of abortion and is defending the right of women to make their own choices over their own bodies! Bearing in mind that she has grown up in KY, she makes me so proud I'm about to burst!

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Reply I've just got to brag on my grand-daughter. (Original post)
Stonepounder May 22 OP
renate May 22 #1
CatMor May 22 #2
CentralMass May 22 #3
dchill May 22 #4
MLAA May 23 #5
JustFiveMoreMinutes May 23 #6
Totally Tunsie May 23 #7
canetoad May 23 #8
3catwoman3 May 23 #9
Stonepounder May 23 #10
3catwoman3 May 23 #11
LittleGirl May 23 #12
sheshe2 May 23 #13
Stonepounder May 24 #14
smirkymonkey May 24 #15
csziggy May 24 #16
spanone May 24 #17

Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:51 PM

1. She's going to go a long way, with dedication and courage like that!

Good for her! No wonder youíre so proud! Iím proud just hearing about her!

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:55 PM

2. You have every right to brag ...

she's a remarkable young lady.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:56 PM

3. Congratulations SP. Your granddaughter sounds like a wonderful young lady.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:57 PM

4. She shines in her own kind of light.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 12:09 AM

5. Bragging? As far as I can tell you were merely documenting the truth!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #5)

Thu May 23, 2019, 12:48 AM

6. +1

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 12:51 AM

7. Has she considered running for office in the future?

You have a right to be proud!

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 12:53 AM

8. K&R

Must have good genes Stonepounder.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 12:54 AM

9. She sounds like a "mover and a shaker."

Good on her!

What instrument does she play?

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #9)

Thu May 23, 2019, 01:04 AM

10. She plays the flute.

And when they get a new piece of music she practices with and without the band until she can play it perfectly and up to her level of expectation.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #10)

Thu May 23, 2019, 01:34 AM

11. Long ago flute player here. I still have my...

...now 56 yr old Gemeinhardt flute that I got when I was 12. I play it from time to time when no one is home -no other people that is. One of my cats comes right up to me when I play and starts meowing loudly. I can't tell is she likes it and is trying to "sing along," or if she is scolding me and telling me to knock it off.

When I was in the marching band in high school, we flute and piccolo players had to memorize our music because there were no holders like all the other instruments had.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 02:34 AM

12. Good for her

I really do have faith in the younger generation; even those that are living in KY.

She's amazing and will have a bright future. Congratulations.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 10:04 PM

13. Thanks to you and your granddaughter.

This made me smile.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #13)

Fri May 24, 2019, 12:30 AM

14. Made me smile as well.

This country needs more articulate, educated women who are willing to stand up for their rights. My granddaughter is one of the nicest, happiest person I know. But I guarantee you ain't gonna push her around. She's more than willing to discuss things, but don't try and bully her. Won't work.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 12:39 AM

15. She sounds like an amazing young lady!

You should be very proud of her! I hope she runs for office someday.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 12:41 AM

16. Excellent!

Has she considered the effects of banning abortion have on international efforts by our country?

I'll PM you some info.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 12:59 AM

17. K&R...

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