Here at the Gazette, we usually report on the comings and goings of the inhabitants of the Hollow. But when something extraordinary happens to a FORMER resident of Hopalong Hollow, we feel that salutations and congratulations are the order of the day. And so, in the spirit of happiness and pride, on this very fine day.... we say....
HOORAY! HOORAY! What a wonderful day!
It was quite a long journey you had to take....
You had to read a whole lotta books....
A LOT more than these.
And study ALL the time..... for 8 years... that IS a very long time.
Sometimes, it wasn't easy keeping up with everyone.
And when you finally made it through the toughest part, you had to travel hither, thither and yon for interviews.
But Hey! You made it... OH JOY!
Now you will pack up all your bits and pieces and travel way up NORTH with your lovely wife... A new life awaits!
The Lord and the Mistress of the Manor are very proud of you.
And now I can say it... "My son, the Doctor." ( E.R. Doctor)
(Oh, You look so serious!)
May you and lovely Hara have a wonderful life!
Love, MOM and Dad.