Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day!

  • Election Day!!  Cliff and I voted this morning at the South Franklin precinct.  Usually, we don't have a wait, but today it was about 15 minutes.  There was no grumbling about the wait.  We are very fortunate.   Peaches, Dotsy, and Troy will go to vote later this morning.  I was thinking about  Mom and Dad always  insisting we vote. From the time I was 18, I don't think I've missed any election.  My first Federal election was an absentee ballot.  I was in school in Gainesville, GA.  In order to vote, I had to take my ballot to a county office, post office? county clerk?, and vote while in the room with someone.  I do remember that he was reading  his newspaper while I sat across from him and voted.  1964.   I'm pretty sure all five of my brothers and sisters always vote, and all 10 grandchildren.  We'll see about the next generation, the 9 great-grandchildren.  Peaches and Papa believed in being good citizens.


Barbara Collins said...

I love your blog! Thank you for writing it and sending to me.
The first time I could vote Nixon and McGovern were running for president!

Bryan, Lara, and Ella said...

We will definitely teach Ella the importance of a vote!!

annieb said...

Barbara, thank you so much. I love hearing about our different voting stories!