Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Election Day!


I normally don't discuss politics here on Little Bytes of Life, but I couldn't let today go by without stopping for a moment to say thank you to my ancestors who fought for our right to choose the people who govern us.

So, thank you to my ancestors Burwell Blanton, Leroy Taylor, William Hughes, Henricus Stonecipher, Shadrack Hale, and William Caul. And thanks also to my husband's ancestors Isham Lane, Simon Herring, Jr., and William Underhill. We appreciate your sacrifices, and know that freedom isn't - and wasn't - free.

As for me, I hand-carried my absentee ballot into the polling place this afternoon. I'm almost glad that I didn't mail it because I had the chance to take my daughter with me to see what voting is all about in person. She's too young to understand what's going on, of course, but the more she's exposed to it, the more she will realize just how important it is. Plus, she really liked getting an "I Voted" sticker.

After tonight's rocket launch, I'll be settling in for a long (or short?) night of watching election returns on TV. How about you?

Your opinion really does matter, so get out there and vote (it's not too late here in California)!

Copyright © by Elizabeth O'Neal

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2 comments:

True said...

Any suffragettes in your family?

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Not that I'm aware of, True. If there were any suffragettes in my family, no one has ever talked about them, nor have I found any evidence of them. I'm pretty sure that if I'd been alive at that time in history, I would have been marching with a "votes for women" sign, though!

How about you? Any suffragettes in your family tree?