Friday, May 30, 2008

Who Ever Said High School Graduations Were Uneventful?



So last night Chandra graduated from Provo High. That's Brandon's little sister for those of you who don't know. It was quite the event. I guess she has a crazy principal who is on a power trip and he made up some of his own rules for graduation. One of those rules was no foghorns. Well we brought one anyway. Apparently it's a Salmon Family tradition, with the exception of poor Jordan. :(



There were a few people who timidly blew their horns for other graduates. But when Chandra's name was called, Brandon held that horn high in the air and really let it go. So this usher comes running up the stairs, so excited for some action that he tripped and dropped his radio, which went flying across the ground. So he proceeds to come over and tries to grab the foghorn from Brandon. They literally play tug-of-war with it for a few seconds and then continue arguing until the usher decided he need to call security because Brandon "wasn't cooperating." Security took their sweet time coming and while we waited, Brandon and Jason continued the verbal fight with this guy. It even got so far that he told Jason he wasn't making a good Mormon. Wow! I really don't think religion needed to be brought in to this.



So anyway, once the security guys got there, they reiterated that the ultimatum was that we give up the horn or leave. So Karen (Brandon's mom) decides she will take one for the team and she left, escorted by the two security guards. Why did we not snap any pictures when they were up right by us arguing, I don't know, but this is the best I've got. Notice the horn in Karen's right hand. :)


Everyone was cheering for her as she walked out and telling her how cool she was. I think pretty much every single person there at the graduation knew about it.



All in all, it was a fun night and we're glad we went. :)



PS. Jason and Brandon now have some plans in the works for Lincoln's graduation in three years. Stay tuned...

19 comments:

The Ensign's said...

Wow!!! that is exciting. That's hilarious that his mom got thrown out.

Barb said...

That is AWESOME!!! I don't know Brandon, but way to go!

Jennie Sleight said...

Wow that is hilarious! That is quite the mother in law you have. She is really willing to take on for family traditions and stick up for her kids.

Megan Erickson said...

That is great!!! Good memories for you guys for sure!!!

Ryan & Jess said...

What a rebellious family I've got. Wish so badly that I was there . . . Sounds like a blast (no pun intended).

kandicejill said...

HAHAHA THAT IS THE BEST GRADUATION STORY EVER!!! I love Karen... she WOULD take one for the team. What a champ! How'd Chan feel about it all? Did you embarrass her? Haha that's so great!

Calloways said...

SOSOSOSO funny. I would have loved to see Jason and Brandon go at it with the security guard! FUNNY!

Aaron & Stacey Salmon said...

That is so funny. Way to go Karen!!!!
SS

Kris said...

Alright...first of all cute shirt Steph. Second of all, that is hilarious! i thought for sure someone would give up the horn, but way to stick to your guns - what a fun family!

Losee's said...

That is so funny! Way to stay strong!

Bellaland said...

We ran into something similar for Naki's Provo High graduation! NOT AS COOL AS YOUR STORY THOUGH!!! But that principal needs to take a chill pill! Seriously, getting through high school is definitely reason to cheer loudly! LOL!

todd said...

OMG! That's awesome. The kids have been so naughty this morning, and reading this blog entery totally made me laugh again! Great job getting the pictures!

todd said...

OMG! That's awesome. The kids have been so naughty this morning, and reading this blog entery totally made me laugh again! Great job getting the pictures!

Jake and Mal said...

haha That's so funny! Way to go Brandon!

The Sugar Preacher said...

I love it! So fun! I love how the Mom took one for the team. She must be a cool mom!

~Amber~ said...

Oh Man Stephanie!!!!
Your husband and family ROCKS!!!! thats about the best story i've heard in while!!!!

rhodesfamily said...

YOU REBELS!!!! i don't think a good mormon would bring a foghorn to a graduation....j/k :) that was outrageous that he said that!
anyway, when did you move? you're in a house now? that's awesome! you'll have to update me!! meg

Hannah S said...

Wow! I would have been the one family member cuddled up in a corner on the bench bcse of embarrassment. Brandon can be a little stubborn one, eh? Glad it wasn't my uncle who is still principle at PHS. lol. Glad you had fun!

Jess said...

Haven't checked your blog out in awhile and had to comment on how funny this story is. What a great family!