Just came back from voting here in town. In this small Cape Cod village, voting takes place at Freedom Hall at the top of the hill heading out to Loop Beach. Just outside the building there is a large stone marker that reads: Dedicated to the brave men (and women) who founded this town in 1648.
And that got me to thinking of the men of the Continental Congress who put their lives on the line to establish the first 13 colonies (I have probably screwed up my history here, but bear with me)…
and that got me to thinking of the women of 1920 and the suffragette movement that lobbied and finally won the right to vote for women,
and that got me to the point of being grateful for the fact that I could vote at all… and that in this little village I only had to walk right in, register and vote… no waiting. (Luckily I live on a street that begins with the letter “L” and that line was very short. Anyone who lived on streets beginning with “M-Z”, like Main Street were out of luck and out the door, waiting in the cold breeze…
and that got me to thinking, how determined are those voters in Florida and Ohio who have been standing in line to vote for over 8 hours, some of them….
and that got me to thinking, I’m really lucky to live here in the U.S. of A. and can vote at all.
So there you are. I voted, and am one happy citizen. Now I just have to wait till midnight to be happier when my candidate wins! 🙂