Dave Barry’s Commencement Address

Well graduates, it’s that time of year. And no one says it better than Dave Barry.


Chuckle with me as I share his Commencement Address:

“Graduating Class, you will be going forth into a world where you’ll have to work for the Baby Boomer Generation. Isn’t that great? If you get a job at a corporation, sooner or later, you’ll find yourself at some fun mandatory corporate social event, and the band (we Boomers pick the band) will launch into a popular song from the Boomers’ favorite era (the past).  All around you, members of upper management—the people who control your fate—will start lurching around on the dance floor, and they’ll sing, with heartfelt emotion, the Boomer Anthem: “Jeremiah was a bullfrog! Was a good friend of mine!”

Won’t that be FUN, Graduating Class? Sing along! “Joy to the World!” Or else! Maybe you could hide out for a couple more years here in college. Nobody will look for you in the library.”

A sincere congratulations to all graduates on your well-deserved success. Bravo!

Do you have a family member or close friend graduating? Did any of the speeches given at the Commencement stand out as thought-provoking or humorous?

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10 Responses to Dave Barry’s Commencement Address

  1. nitethyme says:

    Love the “Jeremiah was a bullfrog!!” Very clever post. Linda

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  2. Josie says:

    So fun! Glad you enjoyed, Linda!


    • Cute post! I don’t have any family members or friends’ kids graduating. Neither of the commencement addresses (high school or college) stood out. At my high school graduation, I kept hoping one of my friends (who I had a crush on) would show up since I invited him, but he didn’t.

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  3. Josie says:

    That’s interesting, Nancy. Thanks for sharing. I think we’ve all felt that way, especially during our teenage years.


  4. bethtrissel says:

    Very fun post. Love Dave Barry.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. marymarvella says:

    No graduates this year, but my daughter’s class left the ceremony dancing and upset the principal! Three boys made it almost all the way out and then did cartwheels the rest of the way.

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  6. Josie says:

    LOL! The entire class left dancing, MM? Must’ve been fun!


  7. Josie says:

    Congrats, Nancy! Thanks so much for your comment. You’ve won a copy of one of my sweet romance novellas.Please email me, and I’ll email you the details.


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