Congratulations to all of you as that usually is a team effort.
One of the team members apparently put in a more concentrated effort. The
other two stretched it out over 21 years. :~)
Thank you Robatoy
Yeah, I was going to say something but you so eloquently beat me to it.
This way it does not look like I was bragging, again. I imagine everyone
had heard just about enough from me yesterday.
The young man has made his daddy very proud, and relieved. Whew!
Kim and I hope to share yours and Linda's moment of glory very soon!
That it did and yet he made it look so easy, he always did. I recall
through out the years telling him over and over, it is going to get harder
and IIRC the first time I told him that was when he graduated from
kindergarten into the first grade. I still can see him walking single file
with the other kindergarteners from the school to the church, wearing his
little cap and gown, to go to the graduation.
No sir, Thank you and Kim ... the world is in dire need of fine young
men and you two have raised one of the finest!
My hats off to you both for a parenting job worthy of respect,
particularly in this day age ...
Bryan's major is in accounting. Next year he hopes to have his Master's,
many of the classes he has been taking go towards that degree. He interned
with KPMG in the beginning of this semester and took his final 2 classes the
second half of this semester. KPMG has offered and he has accepted a
position that will start in September 2010, after he gets his Masters.
That degree is not a requirement but as I have told him it is something that
will always benefit him. KPMG is a public accounting firm, one of the "big
4". He will be in their audit division.
I was going to ask what his job prospects were. It sounds like he has that
Hate to tell ya Leon, but your son investment program just didn't work out
well. Everytime you put some money aside for him, he goes and gets another
scholarship. Unlike other kids who suck up funds like a blackhole, this guy
is self sufficient and hard to give money to. Are you sure he is not a UFO
That IS a different story. You lucky dog.
I switched money to the same money manager as he did. Our money manager was
almost stunned when Bryan was giving him a basic picture of his finances.
About 2 weeks later we had a meeting again with the money manager to review
his proposals as to how to invest. He told me that his young secretary
asked if Bryan was old enough to have an IRA when she met him 2 weeks
Bryan had 3 of his professors propose switching majors to their areas of
expertise. One of the higher ranking professors in the college gave a quick
tune-up class to prepare him for his GMAT exam to qualify for post graduated
classes to go towards getting his masters. Before that class had ended he
tried to persuade Bryan to enter into the Doctorate program at the UofH.
My wife and I are truly very fortunate to have received this particular
child at the hospital, 21 years ago. :~)
SFWIW, my eldest entered The Ohio State University in the fall of
At the end of the first quarter, he was given a full boat in the
engineering school for the remainder of the year.
Continued getting a scholarship each year (5 total) until he earned a
All I can remember is that he got a "B" in one class his freshman
year, he was extremely disappointed.
After that is was "A" all the way thru including grad school.
He then earned a full scholarship to grad school doing robotic
research where he earned a MSME.
Upon graduation, he became a full blown rocket scientist.
Still doing that work today.
Don't have a clue what he does since it is classified; however, as he
said, "If I told you, would just have to kill you."<grin>
It's nice to know that the future is probably in pretty good hands.
Bryan cannot make that claim. Untill college, he was always an A,B student.
In the first semister of college he made his first and last C in history.
Perhaps that could be blamed on the interruption by Hurricane Rita when most
of Houston tried to vacate and the unicersity was closed for a week. All of
the students had to do a bunch of catching up. Bryan was also in and is a
member of the Honors College which did indeed load him down more, but IMHO
was an important factor in his success.
Grades like that certainly give you one lest thing to worry about, eh?
Strangly Bryan was telling us about one of his female friends, she had been
kinda secretive about the careere that she was persuing, she was majoring in
some form of foreigh affairs. Apparently she has switched dirrections a bit
after learning exactly what that might entail.
Absolutely, my wife always knew that Bryan was smart from way back when. I
thought that the schools were simply dumbed down. High school changed all
of that, his particular school was by invitation only and they did a super
job of preparing all of the students for college, and IIRC a vast majority
received some form of scholarship for scholastic accomplishments.
It wasn't always that way, he had quite a rocky start his first two
years in high school, but alls well that ends well.
A funny story many on the list can appreciate.
As part of his scholarship, he was given a summer job.
One summer he worked in Kansas City, MO, as the night foreman on the
He didn't talk about it much, but that must have been an experience.
Picture if you will, a 20 something, still a little wet behind the
ears, as the foreman for a bunch of guys, some of whom had probably
worked there longer than my son had lived.
That was probably some initiation into the real world.
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