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My elderly mother, who's quite ill and for whom it is an effort to walk up or down a flight of stairs or cross the street, felt it was so important to vote today that after an exhausting three-hour doctor's visit she asked to go with me to the polling place instead of being taken straight home.

I'm just sayin'.

(And I'm very proud of her.)


Date: 2008-02-06 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] webfarmer.livejournal.com
Tip o' the hat to your mother!

Date: 2008-02-07 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] terrymcgarry.livejournal.com
I will pass it along!

Date: 2008-02-06 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ogre-san.livejournal.com
I am too. That was above and beyond.

Date: 2008-02-07 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] terrymcgarry.livejournal.com
The people at the polling station were great, too--both the workers and the other people there to vote. Immediately helpful, from the woman who'd already carried a folding chair halfway over to where we were by the time I'd scanned the place to find a folding chair to go grab, to the woman with babe in arms and toddlers in tow who had her hands full but stopped to hold the door for us on our way out. Good folks.

Date: 2008-02-06 02:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevendj.livejournal.com
I admire her spirit, but speaking as someone who's accustomed to husbanding his energy, this is one of the situations absentee ballots are meant for. Something to bear in mind, for the general election.

Date: 2008-02-06 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevendj.livejournal.com
(Of course, the satisfaction of physically going out and voting may be worth the exertion. Speaking as somebody who's accustomed to husbanding his energy, the easy way isn't always best.)

Date: 2008-02-07 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] terrymcgarry.livejournal.com
The thought of an absentee ballot did cross my mind, but too late for this time round. This has all come on fairly suddenly, in the grand scheme of things, and while we're doing a large amount of advance planning in a variety of areas (legal, financial, and so on), we haven't covered everything yet. That's on the list. :)

And I think it did mean something, to both of us, for her to go in person this time.

Date: 2008-02-06 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tmclarke.livejournal.com
I have to admit I didn't vote in the primary. I'm registered Dem. I didn't vote because I'm perfectly split between Clinton and Obama. So I'm happy either way. That said, hurray for your mom!

Date: 2008-02-07 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] terrymcgarry.livejournal.com
Thanks for the hurray!

Date: 2008-02-06 04:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] davidbcoe.livejournal.com
Sorry to hear that your Mom isn't well, Terry. But good for her for getting out and casting her vote.

Date: 2008-02-07 01:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] terrymcgarry.livejournal.com
Thanks, David.

Date: 2008-02-06 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] akaspeedo.livejournal.com
Please give her a hug from me :)

Date: 2008-02-07 01:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] terrymcgarry.livejournal.com
I certainly will!

Did I tell you that she loved her birthday card? She did. :)

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