Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Historic Day

Today is a historic day. Not only will our 44th president be sworn in today, but also our first African American president. Folks, we are part of history!!!

Whether or not I voted for Senator Obama or not is at this point unimportant. What is important is that I do everything I can to support him. He has now obtained an office that deserves my respect, and, he will have it. There will be things he does that I won't like, but I will not dis-respect him. But there were also things I didn't like that the former presidents have done that I didn't like, but I didn't dis-respect them either.

However, the thing of which I'm most proud today is that I'm not part of the expected 2 million people who will be in DC for the inauguration. It's cold there, and I don't like being cold. I'd much rather be right here in my office with this little heater going at my feet and staying warm. I'll be able to see it as often as I'd like, because you know it will be replayed on every tv station every 15 minutes for days. And let's not forget U-Tube. You know it will be there.

And just where are these 2 million people going to go when nature calls? How many porta-potties will be available? This would be my number one concern at this point. Some of those people have been here all night.

There was a time when the inauguration was held in March. But I think sometime in April or even May would be good. Have it when the cherry blossoms are blooming. It would be much more comfortable and beautiful at the same time.

Maybe I should go to the Bush after party. It will be much warmer in Midland, Tx than in DC. There probably won't be nearly as much competition for the bathrooms, and Lee Greenwood is going to entertain. He's one of my favorite singers. And I'm sure he'll do 'I'm Proud to be an American'. Bet there'll be some good barbeque at that shindig as well.

But since I'm not invited to either party, I'll stay right here in Arkansas, mind my own business(no comments from my children) and try to be the best American I can be.

I am proud to be an American. How about you?

Have a great Tuesday. Pray for our country. Love one another.


Lisa said...

I so agree, I wrote about it on my blog today too. I figure lots of writing will take place about today and why not??? It is a day in history! And we are a part of it. I love this great country.

#1daughter said...

I head on the radio this morning that residents of Washington will rent their bathrooms out for $10 for 5 minutes. So that's where they'll go when nature calls.

Amy said...

I'm with you... I can get all of the up-close and personal coverage of the events while sitting in my warm home or behind my desk.

And I don't have to wait in line to use the potty! LOL

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