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Fall commencement at UW-River Falls was a trip down memory lane for Jay Anderson and his grandpa Doyne Anderson. Doyne admires Jay and says, growing up, his grandson was always inquisitive, forever asking questions. "And I had to give him good answers, too," Doyne said. Jay's father is Dan and his stepmother is Gail. The family lives in the town of Troy. Jay is a 2001 River Falls High School grad. Submitted photo

Like grandfather, like grandson


Among the scores of spectators and the 329 UW-River Falls graduates Dec. 20 at the Knowles Center, two people shared a special bond.

Jay Anderson was getting a diploma for a degree in physics. He minored in math.

"I like anything with engines," Jay said. "I've had a passion for cars since I was knee high.

Watching Jay graduate with nostalgia and pride was Doyne Anderson, 82, his grandfather.

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