I enjoy reading them when they come in the mail. I couldn't wait for this one to arrive in particular. Why you ask? Well, a couple of weeks ago Yam phoned us and with excitement said, "Hey, guess what? One of my pictures is going to be published in the next issue of the Pinnacle!"
Great news! We couldn't wait to see Yam's photograph in print. When the magazine arrived The Colonel and I went directly to the end of the Pinnacle where Yam's photograph was. There was no savoring the anticipation by reading each and every article first, then turning each page in order, until finally reaching the page with Yam's photograph. Nope, had to go directly to the photograph first thing.
Beautiful, nice composition. It was great seeing Yam's name in print beneath the picture. A proud moment.
Something else arrived in the mail a week or two before the Pinnacle did, something that made us even more proud than we were seeing Yam's beautiful photograph in print.
It was a letter addressed to Yam from the Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University. I called Yam to ask her if she wanted me to open it and read it or send it onto her.
"I got a letter from the Dean's Office?" said Yam.
She was a bit nervous, thinking that this letter was a portent of bad news.
It was the polar opposite of bad news.
Yam made The Dean's List for her academic achievement in the Fall 2010. The Dean's List is comprised of students with a 3.5 GPA or better. A great accomplishment!
Congratulations Yam! Congratulations on making The Dean's List and having one of your photographs published in Florida Gulf Coast University's quarterly magazine.
Keep making us proud!