- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bonnie “Chuck” Gould earned his master’s degree in education from Stanford University back in 1954, but he skipped the graduation ceremony.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1IFsFju ) that Gould was a decorated World War II veteran, a father of four and already teaching elementary school at the time, so the ceremony seemed trivial compared to his busy life.

But over the years, he grew to regret the decision. And his wife, Margaret “Boots” Gould, never wanted him to skip the ceremony in the first place.

So on Sunday, at age 93, Gould donned a black cap and gown and joined 208 other graduates for the school’s commencement. His wife of 71 years cheered him on from the front row, along with a crowd of crying and clapping relatives.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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