I live in the Chicago area and 8th grade graduation is a big deal . They have big parties and of course the guest supply a monetary gift.
Where I grew up there was no party, no gifts.
I have spoken to friends in other states and they say they do not celebrate it either.
I personally don't get it. I think it should be high school and college but not 8th grade.
My husband says I am ridiculous and that 8th grade graduation should be celebrated and that I am just jealous I didn't have one. LOL
Not true. BUt I think I am going broke with all the checks I am writing out this summer for people's kids I barely know.
Where do you live and do you celebrate it?
More than I care to think about due to blood clotting disorder.
TBM failure . What a miserable experience!
And two Microsort failures . But at least we went to DIsneyland. Woo Hoo
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