Skip to comments.$5 Fee Kept Maine Woman From Graduating in 1939
Posted on 05/26/2014 5:12:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A 99-year-old Maine woman is celebrating her graduation from college 75 years after a $5 fee kept her from getting her diploma on time.
Beal College in Bangor awarded Jessie White her degree during a special ceremony hosted by Alan Stehle, the college's president.
White told ABC News (http://abcn.ws/TIfpq4) the special ceremony was wonderful and a lot of fun.
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$5 in 1939 was alot of money! A day’s wages or more for alot of people.
$5 was a pretty large sum of money in 1939.
Lt. Bookman doesn't take this lightly.
I think I have heard my parents say a lot of people were working for a dollar a day back then.
By now her outstanding fee is probably up to, like, $10,000.00.
This could go into her permanent record.
I know here the factories paid around .50/hr which was a pretty good wage. I can see down South making that as it was alot worse than up here.
Probably will. I wonder if she is going job hunting in Obamaworld?
Upon check-out, my university hit the grads with a $54.00 “diploma” fee. I paid it with rolled up change.
That sounds like something I would do too, like 108 rolls of pennies. Just to pi$$ them off.
I worked in a bank in Maine. They were the least flexible bastards I ever had to tame. This does not surprise me at all.
“By now her outstanding fee is probably up to, like, $10,000.00.”
Her children will have to pay the $10,000,000; they will have liens put on their homes.
It was really all the money I had left. I ended up borrowing $60 for gas and tolls to get home.
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