Thursday, June 21, 2007

Kellen the Engineer



My father (who was named Graham after his father, who in turn was named Graham after his father, who is the Graham of a previous post) graduated from Georgia Tech and was a helluva ‘n engineer—an aeronautical engineer. He designed airplanes and studied things like stability and control. This was a big departure from the previous Grahams, who were both missionaries and ministers associated with the Northern Presbyterian Church (the Presbyterian Church split over issues of slavery in the 19th century). Graham, my father the engineer, had three sons and five grandsons, none of which were named Graham, but two of the grandsons carry Graham as a middle name, as does one of the sons. And of all those progeny, one of them went into the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, which is about as close as you get to my father’s field of study. So it is with particular pride that I watched my son, whose middle name is Graham, participate in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering commencement ceremonies at UCLA. Way to go, Kellen!

2 comments:

Joshua said...

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Feel free off course to comment as you wish and remember: don't take it wrong, don't think that this visitation I make is a matter of more audiences for my own blogg. No. It's a matter of making universal, realy universal, all this question of bloggs, all the essential causes that bring us all together.

I think it's to UNITE MANKIND that we became bloggers! Don't see language as an obstacle but as a challenge and think for a minute if I and the rest of the world are not expecting something like a broad cumplicity. Remenber that pictures talk also. Open your heart and come along!!!!!

mcgee said...

congratulations on your son's graduation =). also, thank you for the comment and recommendation. lord of the rings, harry potter AND pippi longstocking all in one novel? how can i resist? i'll be sure to pick it up this weekend and read the rest of the trilogy as well.

happy friday!