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Daily Prompt: Right to Brag
Tell about something you (or a person close to you) have done recently (or not so recently) that has made you really, unabashedly proud.

My (late) husband R’s posting had come. We shifted to our new destination. With postings, the first thing which used to suffer was our children’s education. We had to put up with unsatisfactory schooling. We never knew which way our luck could turn.

Our son S got admitted to 1st year pre-engineering at a local college. S was despondent after attending his class. I could see his growing unhappiness. I was horrified when he told me that except for a few boys many smoked, took drugs and what not.

My husband stopped smoking on the second day of our marriage. He found out I didn’t like the smell. He threw away his cigarette, and never smoked again.

I told R about S’s problem. We thought it over, and found that a college in another city was a better option. R took S  for admission there. The principal admitted him on the provision, if S’s grades didn’t get better, he would cancel his admittance.

We gave S a pep talk. He made us proud by working hard, and getting top grades. The principal phoned to let us know  that S was getting better at studies, and could continue at his college.

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