Julie, Bill Byrd, Chef Kurima, Chef Waier, and Chef Loy
September 6, 2008 was my first blog entry and I managed to write an entry for every single class this past 16 months. Graduation was attended by my family–all four children and both granddaughters there, as well as a few friends. Tom and Linda Collins, Jane and Brent Lyon, and Kevin and Kaki were there. The ceremony was short and we were each given our diploma, a medallion and a chef hat. I was also recognized for becoming a member of the NTHS, National Technical Honor Society. Six of us received purple and white cords to wear and a certificate. After the ceremony we had a lovely reception at the Culinary School of Fort Worth. Students had worked hard to make tasty appetizers such as stuffed won tons, polenta, chocolate treats, and many other tasty finger foods. My family and friends had a wonderful time touring the school and tasting the variety of food. We met back at our house and continued the celebration with more food and some desserts I had made earlier in the day.

Our class. I’m in there somewhere.