On June 16th, I had the high honor and distinct privilege of attending my wife Lynn’s graduation ceremony from Salter College’s Culinary program.  Even though she completed all her requirements back in December, there had been no ceremony for her class until this month.  What a great night!

The ceremony took place at Worcester Vocational High School as Salter College did not have adequately-sized facilities for such a large crowd.  I got there early and grabbed a front row seat, only to be bounced to the second row by staff.  I still had a good seats and Ellen joined me unbeknownst to Lynn.  So when “Pomp and Circumstance” played, and she walked down with her class, Lynn was pleasantly surprised to see Ellen and I together at her ceremony.  Ellen brought a beautiful bouquet of flowers for Lynn, which she loved.

06162016 Ellen and I wait at Graduation
Ellen and I wait for Lynn’s big moment!


I was thrilled beyond belief to see her walk on the stage, and hear “Geralyn Morin, High Honors, Student Ambassador”.  As she walked across the stage, the chef professors she had all got up from the faculty seating on stage and high-fived her!  I do not exaggerate when I say that I shed a few tears of joy and pride at this moment.  I am so proud of Lynn, for her courage, and her tenacity.  Without any doubt, this was a great moment for her, and I saw so much personal growth from her in the last year and a half – it was AMAZING!

06162016 Lynn at Podium


We had a long wait to reunite afterwards because of the crowd, but we successfully got together and went to Kyoto’s in Worcester where Chris Smedile joined us for a celebratory meal at the teppanyaki cooking table!

WELL DONE LYNN!!!!!!  LOVE YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Author: Mark A. Morin

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