The Journey Begins...
posted: January 19, 2007
Anna opens the letter (with apologies to Zimm)...
My daughter recieves the early decision acceptance letter to the college of her choice. Her criteria for choosing a school was that it be small, with a strong sense of community, and provide a well rounded education. the priority, of course, for this passionate & gifted young woman (gush), is that it have an outstanding theater program. We were advised by faculty at NYU & Rutgers (without knowing where we lived) that this Pennsylvania college was one of the best for musical theater and drama.  And so the journey begins.
Robert Saunders January 19, 2007
Hey, way to go, man! Great news. Your and Zimm's daughters are forging ahead. Gotta be a relief that this process is now over with for you guys.
David Gothard January 19, 2007
You said it, Robert. Then in two years we revisit the process with our son.
Robert Hunt January 19, 2007
Kudos to you and your daughter, David! Her eyes say it all.
Steve Wacksman January 19, 2007
Congratulations, Gothards!
Zina Saunders January 19, 2007
This is a two-congratz day, Dave! Woo hoo! (And what beautiful eyes your daughter has!!)
daveB January 19, 2007
class of 2011!!!! wow we are OLD! congrats to Anna. I see Broadway in her future if she so desires. and congrats to her dad as well on the teaching gig - your students are in for a treat
Mick Wiggins January 19, 2007
Congrats! Don't know if you had the same expenditure of energies marshalling your sprout through the maze that kids have to go through these days to get into school that we did, but its a real landmark. It deserves celebration. Well done!
Tim O'Brien January 19, 2007
That's so great. That's a great photo too. In her eyes is real excitement and vibrancy. I know those eyes though, they are bit like yours, but of course so pretty here :) Congrats dad.
David G Klein January 19, 2007
Congrats. I've also heard that's a good school for theater.
Christoph Hitz January 19, 2007
David, Anna, Today is Gothard Congratulation Day!
J.D. King January 19, 2007
Congratulations to daughter and folks!
Zimm January 19, 2007
Congratulations Anna! I think it's a huge life lesson, what you just accomplished. Ask for exactly what you want. Most of the time, you'll get it if you deserve it. Ask for less, and you'll get that too! You go!
Marc Burckhardt January 19, 2007
David, Let me add my congratulations as well, to you, your daughter, and the folks at Pratt. Big day! Marc
David Flaherty January 19, 2007
Congradulations David! I hope she kicks ass, figuratively, not literally at school. Great eyes! My sis has three daughters about the same age and went through the same issues, small school, not too far from home....
Mike Moran January 20, 2007
Fantastic news!
Edel Rodriguez January 20, 2007
DG and Anna, Congrats! Great that she's doing what she really wants to do. That alone will take her wherever she wants to go. My parents didn't speak English, so I just applied wherever I wanted to go and did all the paperwork myself. They stayed out of it. Which led me to....Pratt.
Mark Fisher January 21, 2007
David, How exciting, and to not be too far away is great for the family. My youngest will be leaving next year to who knows where.
David Gothard January 21, 2007
Thanks all! Anna has read your comments and is moved by your warm words of encouragement. Dave