Category Archives: Saydie

Congratulations Saydie – Iota

Here it is. The final collection of photos from everybody’s favorite Boone High Graduate, Saydie Howard!

I’m not going to quote any canned advice. Saydie is a wise person. She will make good decisions and have a successful life. I have no doubt.

Here are the remaining Saydie pictures:


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While this might be the end of Saydie’s Senior Pictures, don’t be disheartened. There very well may be more Saydie pictures in the coming Sundays. Saydie Sundays might not be over!

Congratulations Saydie – Theta

It is Sunday. It is 8 PM. It is time to check in with everybody’s favorite high school graduate… SAYDIE!!!

Here is some more free advice for Saydie on how to live her life:

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.”
—J.K. Rowling

This is the second to last collection of photos from Saydie’s Senior Pictures Photo Shoot:


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For those of you that have become addicted to Saydie pictures and are worried that you don’t know what to do when they end next Sunday, don’t worry. You’ll find the strength to carry on!

Congratulations Saydie – Eta

Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.
-Will Rogers

It is Sunday. It is 8 PM. It is time to check in with everybody’s favorite 2017 high school graduate… SAYDIE!!!

I don’t have much more to add at this point, I think I’ll just get straight to the pictures:


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We’ll be wrapping up this collection about the time Saydie takes off for Northern Iowa, University of.

Congratulations Saydie – Zeta

It is Sunday, so it is time to check in with everybody’s favorite Boone High graduate Saydie!

Time for some more great advice on Saydie’s next adventure, college life!

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
-Ben Franklin

After this, are more than halfway done with Saydie’s Senior Photo Shoot!


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Will convene back here next Sunday to continue our celebration of Saydie!

Congratulations Saydie – Epsilon

Reminder, you have until next Tuesday at midnight to vote on what pictures I enter at the Boone County Fair Photo Contest. Click on the link below to vote:

BOONE COUNTY FAIR PHOTO CONTEST ENTRY SELECTION

You must have a Facebook account or a Google+ account to vote. You vote by leaving a comment on a photo. You can vote for up to 5 photos.

As of this writing, there have been about 20 votes. Here are the currently leaders:


No. 43

No. 45

No. 8

There are several pictures that are tied for the last 2 spots.

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Time once again to check in with everybody’s favorite 2018 high school graduate, Saydie!

Here is a quote from Maya Angelou I came across that is good advice for young people getting around to taking on the world:

I encourage you to live with life. Be courageous, adventurous. Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve.

Despite all the current evidence to the contrary, I still believe in tomorrow and I hope it is a better tomorrow than we currently deserve.

More images from Saydie’s senior picture photo shoot:


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We are over halfway through the Saydie pictures now. I’m already sad to see them go.

Congratulations Saydie – Delta

Time again to check in with everybody’s favorite 2018 high school graduate, Saydie!

I came across this quote from Alice Walker for graduates:

Be compassionate to everyone. Don’t just search for whatever it is that annoys and frightens you, see beyond those things to the basic human being. Especially see the child in the man or woman. Even if they are destroying you, allow a moment to see how lost in their own delusion and suffering they are.
-Alice Walker

Alice Walker is famous for writing THE COLOR PURPLE. A line from that book is one of the mandates of this website:

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.

Here is another set of pictures from Saydie’s Senior Pictures photo shoot:


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The tall drink of water posing with Saydie in half the pictures is Kyle. He currently attends UNI. Saydie will also be attending UNI, but I’m told, “not because Kyle goes there”.

We’re about to the halfway point on Saydie pictures now. About.

Congratulations Saydie – Gamma

Time to check back in with my favorite 2018 high school graduate Saydie.

Thought I would start with more of my favorite bits of wisdom given at commencement speech:

Success is like a mountain that keeps growing ahead of you as you hike it… Err in the direction of kindness.
-George Saunders

People should always err in the direction of kindness. Wish I saw more of that in my everyday life.

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We’re at the point in the Saydie pictures that we are warmed up. Giving the umpire the signal that we are ready to play ball.

Congratulations Saydie – Beta

It is time for lap 2 in the Congratulations Saydie marathon. But before we get into the photo bonanza, I want to take a small quick time to take umbrage with one of the responses I received to the last batch of Saydie images. They pulled out the part of the entry where I referred to Saydie as my niece and held it up to mockery, since we share not a scrap of DNA or would share part of a family tree through marriage.

This person feels that the only nieces and nephews I have are my biological nieces in nephews and the children of Olivia’s brother and sisters.

My reaction to their commentary is just pure sadness. I hope they don’t go through life with this stilted definition of the word “family”.

The New York Times ran an articles and asked high school students to define family. I just want to share two:

Caitlin

I do not think there is such thing as a “normal family” because everyone’s lifestyle is different, and it would be a stereotype to say that all normal families have a Mom, a Dad and kids or a pet. That is not true. Some people choose a different choice. There are kids with two moms, or two dads, and with one mom or one dad. There are also plenty of kids who live with a close relative as well. Family are the people you feel safe and secure with. Everyone’s family is normal to them, because that is how they live their life. So be proud of your family, and don’t classify one family as normal.

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I define a family as a group of people who share laughter, sadness, tragedy, victory, loss, regret, happiness, and success together. A family is hard to define. Most commonly one thinks a man, a woman, and their children. Time has shown this isn’t an exact answer. Grandparents, adopted parents, cousins, aunts, uncles, and even just friends can make up a family. Family is important for individuals to lead happy lifestyles and to become satisfied with their life.

I just hope that the commentator opens their heart some day. Maybe if they owned a dog…

Here are a ton more pictures of my niece Saydie:


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There will be a ton more pictures from Saydie’s senior pictures photo shoot in the coming weeks!

Congratulations Saydie – Alpha

I’d just like to wish a full and hearty congratulations to all the Class of 2018 on their recent accomplishment of graduating from high school.

I obviously don’t have any wise words about their future, but I can Google and find somebody that something wise once with the best of them!

“But my dear graduates, let me be frank, the best years are very much ahead of you. And they can be whatever you want them to be… As much as you’ve changed during your time here, more change is coming. You’re going to continue to evolve in unforeseen ways. You are full of complexities and wonders that haven’t even begun to surface. Life’s unpredictability will draw these out and what defines you now will be mere shades and hues of a more vibrant you over the next five, 10, 50 years. Honestly, I can’t think of anything more liberating than that, knowing that life will look differently than you think it will.”
– Octavia Spencer

But if there is one person whose accomplishments I most want to lift up and whose future adventures I’m most interested in now that her high school career as come to an end, it is my niece Saydie.

I celebrate Saydie’s accomlishments and look to her future by sharing some (a ton) of pictures from her Senior Picture Photo Shoot from last summer:


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You may recall my fondness for pictures that aren’t posed. Yes, those are my favorites in this collection and every collection.

Don’t worry, there are plenty of other Saydie pictures coming in the coming weeks. We aren’t even warmed up. We are warming up to get warmed up!