|The oldest grandparents present - both 87!|
Following Mass, Fr. Richard had all the grandparents stand up and had them sing the Doris Day song "Que Sera, Sera" for the students (not entirely sure why but it was very cute). He then tried to see who the oldest grandparent was and had them sit down by age. By the time he got to 85 two grandfathers were left standing, both who are 87. He had them come up to the front and asked them if they had any words of wisdom for the students. One of them said, "Live it up" which brought the house down (I didn't hear what the other grandfather said).
The grandchildren then took their grandparents around the school for informal tours, to meet teachers, etc. while we changed the gym over from Mass to lunch. Thanks to a team of great helpers we got the lunch set-up pretty quick and everyone was back at 11am. One lesson I learn every year is that our grandparents love coffee so I need to remember to order more next year!
I always look forward to this day. I remind our students often that life goes by fast and moments like these are important to cherish. Mark your calendars for next year's celebration - May 5.