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Graduation - word prompt


My first thoughts were of the ceremonial aspects of the word. But, alas, I have no interesting memories of this traditional rite of passage. I loathed high school and graduated college between semesters so no ceremony.

Having exhausted that aspect I decided to go to the dictionary where to my surprise I found the #1 definition to be: graduation - a mark on an instrument or vessel indicating degrees or quantity.

This brought to mind my quite old and very worn glass measuring cup whose graduation marks have disappeared. I did purchase a replacement, nicely marked and more functional, but still keep the old one. It remains useful.

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lifeinroseland
Jul. 26th, 2018 02:57 pm (UTC)
Yay! :D
rosegardenfae
Jul. 27th, 2018 12:48 pm (UTC)
:-)
meowmensteen
Jul. 26th, 2018 03:08 pm (UTC)
I have many of those in the bakery.
rosegardenfae
Jul. 27th, 2018 12:47 pm (UTC)
Yay, I'm not the only one :)

Edited at 2018-07-27 12:48 pm (UTC)
olbuksings
Jul. 26th, 2018 11:14 pm (UTC)
" I did purchase a replacement, nicely marked and more functional, but still keep the old one. It remains useful."

I sometimes have reason to wish that, at this time of our lives, we were valued as much as your old Pyrex.
rosegardenfae
Jul. 27th, 2018 12:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I feel pretty darned useless a lot of the time.
earthmother45
Jul. 27th, 2018 01:42 am (UTC)
That's a great one....the measuring cup! Good thinking! It never entered my mind.

I also have two Pyrex measuring cups, a well marked one and a worn one. I would never think of throwing the worn one away because I do use it for other things, too.
rosegardenfae
Jul. 27th, 2018 12:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I was blank so looking at the dictionary helped.
rosegardenfae
Jul. 28th, 2018 01:21 pm (UTC)
Looks like a lot of us keep our old Pyrex. Some of my kitchen stuff was my mothers.
earthmother45
Jul. 28th, 2018 04:27 pm (UTC)
I think so, too. The few things I do have that were my mother's, I just can't bear to ever part with. And I still have and use things that she gave me to set up housekeeping when I got married over 50 years ago.
rosegardenfae
Jul. 28th, 2018 04:32 pm (UTC)
Me too. And I wasn't even that close to my mother. Weird.
kabuldur
Jul. 28th, 2018 10:01 am (UTC)
I'm like you. I buy a new one but keep the old one and keep using it!

I didn't have any graduation ceremonies...until I finished my degree. I didn't go to the ceremony because I thought...it was just a degree. My fellow classmates gave me a photo of them. We were only a small number - eight at most.

At my granddaughter's graduation from primary school to high school, I fainted. Funnily enough, No 1 daughter has not invited me to any more.

So, I don't think graduations are for me.

PS I have some of those Pyrex measuring cups, too :)

Edited at 2018-07-28 10:02 am (UTC)
rosegardenfae
Jul. 28th, 2018 01:12 pm (UTC)
Most of my kitchen utensils are ancient.
kabuldur
Jul. 29th, 2018 10:15 am (UTC)
Some of mine are too, eg my mother's egg beaters :)
njlorelei
Jul. 30th, 2018 06:16 pm (UTC)
I have 2 Pyrex measuring cups. One like pictured and the second is even bigger. I got the bigger one when I used to make soap and needing to measure in bigger quantities. I have an old glass one that was my husband’s grandmothers that actually has raised graduation marks so they will never fade away.
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