SOME MAY not agree, but for this grandmother it was wild. Leaving at noon Friday, May 12 with daughter Sally and granddaughter, Amy, we drove to Hilliard to spend the night at granddaughter, Jenny's. The girls were all excited like teenagers because they were going to a New Kids on the Block concert, a favorite of theirs for 25 some years. Never a fan of New Kids, I just learned that that one of them, Donnie Wahlberg, is the same person who is one of my favorites, Danny Reagan, on my favorite TV show, Blue Bloods.

AFTER A very short night, we were up early Saturday to get to West Layfayette, Indiana, in time for grandson Brian Bangs' graduation from Purdue. The commencement program was great, but the awarding of degrees dragged on for hours, and I noticed some of our group nodding off after a short night's sleep.

FOR The graduation party, Brian's parents, Beth and Roger Bangs, had arranged for a hog roast which was delicious. There was a large gathering of family and friends, the weather perfect, and we all could be outside.

FOR YEARS I've joked with my Bangs grandsons that I had to meet and approve of their serious girlfriends before they could marry. Both boys gave great taste, and I gave them my hearty approval.

IT WAS up early again the next day to head back to Hilliard and meet Rich and Mitch Wells to bring Amy and me back to Barnesville.

LAST WEEKEND was much calmer and a chance to get ready for this week's graduation festivities here. Great-grandson, Kohl Campbell, is one of the Class of 2017 graduating from Barnesville High School this Sunday. Kohl's parents are hosting his graduation party at his paternal grandparents Roger and Sally Johnson's farm near Malaga. We hope the weather will be a nice as it was for Brian's graduation party.

ENDING THE holiday weekend and month of May will be the traditional Memorial Day services at 11 a.m. at Memorial Plaza at the corner of Arch and Main.

jeanealities is compiled by Jean Palmer Davies, lifetime Barnesville Enterprise associate. She may be reached at