Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Super Tuesday

Today was the first time for our son, Ben, to vote. What an honor! The whole 9 years that I home schooled him, I took him with me to vote. I always explained the process and the privilege that the act was. I was not raised in a voting family. I can NEVER remember my mom or dad voting. It did not matter to them. They were like dead fish being carried down stream with all the other dead fish. When I met my husband that changed for me. My father-in-law is a WWII veteran. He was very serious about voting. I came to understand that if you don't vote, you can't complain about the way things go. My first election that I got the honor of voting in was for Ronald Reagan. I was SO proud to be an American. What a great man he was. Perfect? No. There are no perfects! Sometimes it comes down to the lesser of two evils, but even then, I WILL vote. Even if the election does not go the way I would hope, I WILL vote. I think that it is one of the most important parts of being an American.
I have a correction from yesterday's blog. My husband said that I misquoted him. He said that I was an "impatient tightwad". Okay, I am both impatient and patient, but I am definitely a tightwad.
I finished my Table Runner last night. I will use this one as a wedding present. Now, I have to get some more yarn to finish the other one or find another easy project. Maybe I will start another pair of clogs. I am so excited about getting Christmas presents finished!

1 comment:

Gina said...

Ben is old enough to vote?! Nuh-uh! He's still...like...TEN, isn't he????? ;)

Nin and Annie went with me this morning. Elizabeth is going with her Daddy this afternoon. I remember going with my parents to vote - waiting in line, pulling the lever, watching them flip the little switches for their candidates - and talking about their choices on the way home. I couldn't wait to turn 18 so *I* could vote, too! I dated a non-voter but managed to convert him before we got married. :)