Rosemary's Graduation, 1969

“Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth - oh, never mind, you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine...”
[Extract purporting to be from Kurt Vonnegut's commencement address to a MIT Class of '99 to ‘Wear Sunscreen’, but actually written by Mary Schmich for the Chicago Tribune]

Rosemary's Graduation, 1969


This is a young Miss Rosemary Goddard with her mum, after graduation in June 1969. My mum and I are wearing home-made outfits created from the wonder fabric of the time - crimplene. It was the heyday of the ‘mini’ skirt, perhaps not so suitable for my mum who by then was in her 60s, but I fought long and hard for a ‘fashionable’ length to her skirt, then made sure I cut the fabric before she had a chance to change her mind... >:)

My degree is a BSc in Mathematical Science. See also My CV.

If the link at the top of the page to ‘Wear sunscreen’ isn't working, here is another extract of Mary Schmich's "Wear Sunscreen Speech".

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