Tuesday, November 04, 2008
It's been a wonderful, scary, exhausting, unbelievable ride. I can't right now begin to say what this means to me. Monica and I went to vote at 6am and joined a long line of neighbors at the local school. Everyone on the street was cheery and smiling and many like me took pictures of their ballot. Something was so different about today.
My father 79, said he was so excited thinking about voting he couldn't sleep. He and my mother never missed voting and I know he missed her especially today. My sister called and said he told her of Black people in Alabama who were fired from their jobs for voting. This morning he dressed up in a suit and tie and walked the few blocks to vote for Barack Obama who will now be the 44th President of the United States.