Grandpa scores a 4.0!

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The fact Bob Brophy never made it through high school makes him all the more proud he's now got a college degree. How he did that — with perfect grades — has his grandson and class in awe.

    "It takes a lot to get a 4.0 in college; I'm sure it's even tougher when you're 72 and blind," 21-year-old Jason White said Saturday, hours after graduating with his grandpa from Jefferson College in Hillsboro, south of St. Louis. "I'm really proud of him, so proud of him."

    Decked out in his graduate's robe, Brophy got a standing ovation from the college's 300 or so new graduates as he worked his way across the stage to collect his degrees. His cane and grandson guided him each step.

    "It was just a wonderful feeling. It makes all the hard work worthwhile," Brophy said. "I was excited, naturally. I achieved something I wanted to do all my life."

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2004-05-17-grandpa_x.htm
     
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  3. aussieblue

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    :clap: Way to Go Grandpa :clap:

    ty for the link cass, a nice to read
     

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