EXPECTATA DIES ADERAT…..
Sunday was May 15th.. the day of graduation.
There was a reception being held at the
Above is the entrance
to the Mountaneer Stadium in
Shupi (veku creche’!!!); Vije’s cousin, poses
This is the Mountaneer Field from inside the MPC. To think that I could have
watched those games from the comforts of this enclosure instead of freezing my
tail in the stands….. This is a very important piece for real estate in
WVU Mountaneers quarterbacks (left) and receivers (right) for the 2005/6 season. Gone is the remarkably talented Rasheed Marshall who broke Michael Vick’s rushing record and re-wrote the records books in many other categories. The team will also miss the outrageously talented receiver Chris Henry. He will do well in the pros. Let’s go Mountaneers!!! Win the Big East for the third time in a row!!
Daddy (proud father) and his three children. Left to right; Tsekwi, Effie and Vije. Remarkable, though (even with Tsekwi clowning, as usual!!!), they all look like me!!!! Aristotle was once quoted as saying ‘mothers are fonder of their children because they are more certain that they are their own’. To that, I say; Aristotle, eat you heart out!!!
full picture of mother, father and the children. We all came over by boat (!!)
from the old country in 1992. The kids
adjusted well, and so did we, the parents. Mom successfully defended her doctoral thesis
There were several cousins and friends and well-wishers for Vije’s graduation. Such events do not occur too often. Some of the cousins include Joseph, Haku, Maininini Chido, Sekuru Dee Tatenda, Carl and Carl’s mother and Sekuru Ngoni (grandfather).
The ceremony was held in the Coliseum, as usual. This was like déjà vu all over again… I was here exactly a year ago with Tsekwi graduating from MHS (see elsewhere on this website). This time we had two problems: the lighting was very poor, and I had a very lousy camera (more expensive than the one I had last time, but not as good… it could not take pictures from afar, and it had a poor recovery time after a flash. Tsekwi’s pictures with the older camera were much better. At least, before the ceremony started, we were serenaded by the university band with the famous song: ‘Country Roads, take me home, to the place, I belong, WEST VIRGINIA(!), Mountain Momma, take me home, Country Roads………’
This is the way the ‘Pit’ looked before the graduates filed in. The light was so dull. I could not understand why they made everything so dim.
The President, David Hardesty is shown on the Jumbotron giving a speech.
The convocation speaker was the governor of
At some point, the Dean of the
We had a small ‘do for Tabitha after she successfully defended her thesis. Above is a picture of Tabitha and her two doctoral supervisors, Ken Showalter and myself.