Fred Trumbull’s been waiting for the pomp and circumstance of high school graduation for a long time: At 85, he plans to accept his diploma today.
He was ready to accept his diploma in 1928. But his hopes were dashed when his father, a grocer, died a week before graduation, sending his family into financial crisis.
The Trumbulls couldn’t pay the remaining $110.53 for his tuition at Mountain View Academy.
A nephew who learned recently of Trumbull’s disappointment approached the school about getting him a diploma. The school agreed, forgiving the tuition debt.
Trumbull, a retired public accountant, plans to wear cap and gown and walk down the aisle with 30 students about 67 years his junior.