I just found this old video of Anne on her graduation day! There's a story behind this...Her then boyfriend, now husband-- Joe-- fell on the stairs shortly after arriving at the coliseum. Just before the ceremony began I was with him and paramedics behind the scenes. Joe decided to stay so he wouldn't miss Anne's graduation. The paramedics helped set up a chair for Joe and get him seated on the ground level, just outside the graduates' seating area, and not too far from Anne. No one had time to find her and let her know what was going on.
Joe is actually the solitary figure seated against the cream colored wall, just outside the area where the graduates are sitting. When she returns to her seat, after getting her diploma, you can see Joe waving at her, trying to get her attention, but she doesn't see him.
Anne won't find out until the ceremony is over that Joe is injured. and they leave right afterwards to take him to the hospital with a severely broken leg! This leg still has pins in it; it was a horrible vertical break in the large lower leg bone. How this man stood the pain and could sit there through this graduation ceremony, I will never know. Bless his little heart.
Graduation Part 1: Walkin' the Walk from Amythyst Raine on Myspace.
Graduation Part 2: Receiving the Diploma from Amythyst Raine on Myspace.