Friday, June 10, 2011

Commencement Addresses

Last week I attended my niece's 8th grade 'Promotion' (graduation) ceremony and, after sitting through a plethora of good, bad, and frighteningly bad speaches and watching the increasingly sunburned faces of the 3 men on the stage (principal, and other guests) I recalled this fabulous speech. Enjoy, and remember, "Always Wear Sunscreen" 

"Wear Sunscreen or the Sunscreen are the common names of an essay titled "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young" written by Mary Schmich and published in the Chicago Tribune as a column in 1997, but often erroneously attributed to a commencement speech by author Kurt Vonnegut. Both its subject and tone are similar to the 1927 poem "Desiderata". The most popular and well-known form of the essay is the successful music single "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)", released in 1998, by Baz Luhrmann." source: Wikipedia
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