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Seniors, farewell

Megan O'Neil | Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Seniors:Thanks for being our dormmates, our roommates, our teammates, our classmates, our dinner dates.Thanks for welcoming us to campus freshman year with open arms, open hearts, and open ears. Thanks for helping us loft our beds, and for easing our parents’ fears.Thank you for great SYRs, regattas and chariot races. Thanks for introducing us to dorm life and putting us through the paces. Thanks for escorting us to The Show and leading us to Rally. Thanks for handing us another beer when our stomachs began to dally.Thanks, seniors, for passing on the football cheers and singing with the marching band. Thanks for screaming during the second quarter for the freshman class to stand. Thanks for linking arms and singing the alma mater. Thanks for dancing a clumsy jig, every son and daughter.We thank you repeatedly for wearing you heart on your sleeve. Your energetic and mirthful attitude will be missed when you leave. Thank you for you kindness, your encouragement, your love. Thank you for pushing us when we needed a little shove.Thanks again for countless midnight trips to Reckers and LaFun. Thanks for telling us to eat two cheesy slices when we only needed one. Thank you for convincing us to study in China, Italy and Brazil. Thanks for sharing your worldly experience and a once-in-a-lifetime thrill. Thanks for your service work in the community of South Bend. You showed that no matter how busy, there’s always a lend to hand. Thanks for sympathizing when we thought we passed and earned an ugly D. Thanks for celebrating when we thought we failed and finished with a B. Thanks for being such tremendous examples, you are impossible to replace. Thank you for reminding us never to give up the chase. Thanks for creating an environment that truly feels like home. Thanks for showing spirit, and fighting for the Dome.Thank you for studying with us, thanks for each and every hour. Thank you for getting excited when you see the LeMans bell tower. We thank you eternally for semesters full of laughter. We thank you for all the funny jokes we will remember from here on after.Thanks for great discussions, and arguments in class. Thanks for all those burly hugs each weekend during mass. Thank you for frequent walks to the grotto to pray. Thank you for teaching us to appreciate the blessings of each day. Thank you seniors, thank you. Thank you and farewell.