Graduates lined up for the processional at Harvard-Westlake’s graduation. My goddaughter, Hannah Rosenberg, graduated. And there was a big cheering crowd of friends and family to congratulate her…and her mom, Paula Weinstein, for making it through as a single, working mother. Her husband, film producer Mark Rosenberg, died just as Hannah came into the world.

Here the grads come, as the traditional processional played and we all cried!!

A huge turnout for the grads

…So big we had to watch it on the big screen

With her mom, showing off the diploma.

Paula hugging her happy daughter as my son, Troy, watches on. He flew in from Chicago for the ceremony.

Delmi, next to Hannah, who is almost as proud as Hannah’s mom. Delmi helped look after Hannah when Paula was working, making her wonderful films and TV shows. (Her latest is HBO’s ‘Too Big To Fail.’!!! Don’t miss it)

Troy and Simone flanking Hannah

Yours truly hugging the beauty!

left to right is Doug Wick, cousin Jenny, Aunt Lisa.

Doug Wick, Hannah, Pat Newcombe, me

I don’t know why I didn’t take pictures of the post graduation party because it was really fun and great food…Hannah’s favorite: meat loaf, spare ribs and fried chicken. I had the best time catching up with old friends and watching Hannah and Paula basking in the great joy, wonder and relief that she is all grown up (well…almost) and still in one piece, It is so hard being an adolescent these days and even harder being a parent, knowing when to step in and when to keep your mouth shut. (The topic of one of my next books. I didn’t do a great job of it so I am studying this parenting issue. Teach what you need to learn, right?).

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