Immediately following the the ceremony, every one made their way over to I-wing for the reception. I had some cake and coffee and ran into a few old professors of mine. Donna Albano, Michael Scales, and the distinguished Professor Bill Daly are a few of the professors I ran into.
Jack asked me if I would care to join him with his family for dinner at Applebees to celebrate his graduation. I declined on the offer, due to the fact that that moment belonged to Jack and his family. I wanted them to spend some time together. Therefore, I quietly left the campus and went for a drive around P-Town, Galloway, Absecon, and some of the other surrounding towns.
It was good to be back at the place that I labeled my second home for so long this past weekend, but the time eventually came for me to leave and head back up North to D-town. After stopping for a Cinnamon Dolce Latte at Starbucks, I made my way to the Parkway.
Will I return to P-town/Stockton again in the future? Sure, it remains likely, but the exact time of my next return is uncertain. The place has become a location filled memories, ghosts, and history from my past that will live on for an eternity. Whenever I return, those memories will always surface to the forefront. That was my weekend down in South Jerz at good old Stockton.
Once again, congratulations Jack Horowitz!