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    Rana Goodman

    I’m sure the ladies of our generation who have had children, especially those, who like me, grew up thinking that career came after home, babies and being a wife and mom will understand what I am about to write.

    When I first went away to college I had my heart set on being a world renowned fashion designer. I was (in my mind anyway) going to outshine Edith Head LOL.. Yeah right! Then one day at the age of 18 this handsome young man walked into my life and all those lofty ideas were put on hold.

    The next thing I knew I was 19, married and about to be a mom. I had a gorgeous blond, blue eyed baby girl who was the image of her father.  16 months later another, this time a carbon copy of me, I thought I was so very blessed.

    Skip ahead 30 years and I suddenly realized I was blessed three times over, when daughter number 2 welcomed to our growing family 3 children.

    Now those of you who are lucky enough to be grandparents know the enormous feeling of joy, pride and exuberance we experience each time a grandchild comes into the world. Needless to say, “ours” are always the most beautiful, the brightest, etc. etc. and so forth.

    I felt that way with each of their advancements through the years…. I cheered at ball games, cried at their weddings, 


    at the births of great grandchildren, but I don’t think anything could have prepared me for the enormous pride I felt at the graduation of my youngest grandson, Alex this past weekend in Reno. Reading the program as I waited for him to reach the stage I learned what he never told me in our weekly phone chats.. He was graduating with degrees I couldn’t comprehend. All I knew was that he was going after an engineering degree.

    Alex graduated with 4 degrees; Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Computer Science& Engineering, Minor in Applied Mathematics and Minor in Unmanned Autonomous Systems. WOW, I don’t even know what that last one means LOL.

    To say this grandmother is busting with pride is putting it mildly… Look out world, Alex Crupi is coming at ya!



    I know you are bursting with pride.  I’ve watched Alex grow up and he is truly a nice young man.  Why wouldn’t he be…..you are his Grandma.   What an achievement to graduate with all those degrees.  I knew he was smart, but WOW.  He has the world at his feet and I have no doubt he will grab it with gusto.




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