Friday, May 11, 2012

Oh Brother DillyDally, the Places You'll Go!

This post includes excerpts from Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss.
Congratulations!  Today is your day!  You're off to Great Places!  You're off and away!
You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own.  And you know what you know.  And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.
You'll look up and down streets.  Look 'em over with care.  About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."  With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
Brother with Sister DillyDally
You'll be on your way up!  You'll be seeing great sights!  You'll join the high fliers who soar to high heights!
Brother with Girlfriend DillyDally
You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.  You'll (both) pass the whole gang and you'll (both) soon take the lead.
Brother DillyDally with Nana
Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best.  Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
Celebrating with the DillyDally cousins
On you will go though the weather be foul.  On you will go though your enemies prowl.  On you will go though the Hakken-Kraks howl.  Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak.

On and on you will hike, and I know you'll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are.

You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know.  You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go.  So be sure when you step.  

Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act.  Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.  And never mix up your right foot with your left.
Student Senate - Public Relations Officer
And will you succeed?  Yes!  You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)


be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray 
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!

Congratulations Brother DillyDally!  Enjoy the journey!  We look forward to all the places you'll go!  We're so happy for you!

And remember Son ... do what you love ... do dillydally along the way!  
Love, Mom


  1. Congrats to you (parents) and your son. What a wonderful accomplishment. I know how proud you are of your son and regardless of where he goes from here, you will support and love him.

  2. What a fitting tribute for this special occasion; no one says it better than Dr. Seuss! Congratulations to your son on his graduation. You have a beautiful family and I enjoyed seeing these pictures.

  3. So Very True - So very Creative - so very beautiful - so very calming - to hope - to hold -for everlasting moments in time - to last a eturnity, for all knowledge and wisdom come from above - as LOVE - AND FAMILY and you were called by name, just to be our Almightly Heavenly Father intended it to be...for it will be. Blessing to you my sweet sister, for you a truly a Gift. For you may dillydally and I will tinker here, and tinker over there. for all is for the GOOD!!!