Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Voting...a privilege

Today was an important day. We got to vote. Did you vote? It seemed like everyone went to vote. People are very passionate about the state of the union now. We are very lucky to live here in America. We can vote, strike, write our views, able to bear arms, own our house, move where we want, work where we want, speak out and so forth. All without being thrown in jail or killed. We take things for granted. It’s a privilege to be able to vote.

We went to the polling site and it was good to see the town folks there. It’s a small town and everyone knows everyone else. It was quiet and I guess it had been busy just before we got there. It is only about 2 miles from our house in a school. Parking was easy and we strolled in and voted.

Since Starbucks offered free coffee, we went to get some. Getty was not interested in coffee but I got a cup. We saw Gary and his wife. They used to own the local car mechanic shop but they closed it last year. The had voted and got their free coffee too. There was a lot of people going in Starbucks for the free coffee. The Starbucks people were very nice about the mob that was descending upon them. We hung out and chatted. It’s good to be in a small town.

We took the day off and relaxed. The sheep voted to have the day off and have extra alfalfa. The dogs voted for dog treats. The mice voted to not have the cats chase them.

Tonight we voted to have Butter Pecan Ice Cream with extra Hot Fudge. It was a good day and we enjoyed relaxing and hoping for a better future.

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