For many years, the city of Worcester, Massachusetts has teeter-tottered with Providence, Rhode Island for the title of the Second Largest city in New England behind Boston, of course. I’m not sure who holds the title these days, but I can tell you this: Providence has a much nicer and better serviced airport. You can actually go to a variety of places from there. These days, there are only two flights out of Worcester on Jet Blue and they both go directly to Florida.
Yesterday, Greg and I, being retired and having nothing much to do in the afternoon, headed to the Worcester airport anyway. We didn’t want to go to Florida. We were hoping to see Air Force One land. President Obama was coming to town to give the commencement speech at the Worcester Technical High School graduation.
It seems we weren’t alone in our quest. There were quite a few people hoping to park along Route 56 at the end of the runway. Of course, they (we) were not allowed to stop…duh! But we circled around and eventually we saw that the eagle had landed. I didn’t get a photo of Air Force One even though I did see it. But I got a few pictures of the fence that surrounds the Worcester Airport.
Across the road from the airport, these girls had the best view of the going-ons, but they didn’t seem to be in the least bit interested.
Watching the news later in the evening, I began thinking about my high school graduation. Well, I guess I should say that I wracked my brain for a microbe, an iota, a grain of a memory of my graduation. Sadly, there was zero, zilch, zip, nada, nothing there. I can’t remember one second of my high school graduation. If my father hadn’t taken photos of the event, I might not believe today that it even happened. I do remember this white dress however. That is definitely nothing I would have ever bought or worn if not forced to. Not that there is anything wrong with it…it’s just not me.
But the young people from Worcester Technical High School (and the administration of the school) who are very deserving of having the President of the United States as their commencement speaker will not have that problem when they are my age. Regardless of their political leanings now or in the future, they will most certainly remember their graduation day. Kudos to them!!
I’m hooking up with Theresa at The Run*A*RoundRanch Report to show off my Good Fences.