Tuesday, November 7, 2017

VOTING DAY




It was voting day here in Virginia, and all our family did their part.  Gregg got this off Facebook of our son and daughter-in-law.  I am so very proud of them.  We are all of a like mind, that's all I am going to say on that subject.

After voting Gregg and I treated ourselves to breakfast at the Silver Diner.  We saw several people and like us, they were wearing their "I Voted" stickers. We smiled at a couple in silent congratulations, not only patting each other on the back figuratively speaking, but for getting out there in that pouring rain.  Last night as I usually do in the evenings, I checked our local online neighborhood app and it said, "It's going to be close, don't let a little rain put you off voting tomorrow."  Let's hope there is a good turn out.  When we went at ten a.m., there were plenty of people around but I'm sure they had a big crowd on their way to work, and also it will get extremely busy when people come home tonight.

I met one of the hopeful candidates for Lieutenant Governor at the high school.  She stepped out and shook my hand, and I told her it was very nice to meet her.  Volunteers from both parties, young and older, were extremely polite, friendly and helpful. Thank you Ginny for reminding me how hard these volunteers work, for very long hours, and to let them know how much we appreciate what they do. We have also had people knocking on our door for several weeks, again from both parties, asking for whom we were going to vote. When we told them quite truthfully, both party volunteers, some of whom were young college students, were friendly and very polite. Their parents would have been proud of them for getting involved. At the school there were the usual tables of baked goods, manned by students and a few of their Mums.  We didn't buy any but did give them a donation for their cause.  Our son went to school there years ago, and we still like to be supportive.


Always feel good that we got out there and voted.  Have a great evening everyone.




30 comments:

  1. Getting out and voting is the only voice we have sometimes, right, wrong, or indifferent we all have that right to vote and should use it.

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    1. It is indeed and when I think of the likes of Emily Pankhurst and others, and what they went through to get us the vote, I feel very strongly that I need to get out there.

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  2. How do you think it’s going to turn out?

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    1. Not sure Sandi, it really is a close race.

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    2. I guess we will know in a few minutes! It is ten til seven.

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  3. Voting is compulsory here which has its ups and downs. I am so glad that you all voted, and hope that the result pleases you.

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    1. That's interesting EC and thank you, we are keeping our fingers crossed.

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  4. Even though it was raining, we went and voted! My best friend is working the polls, has been for ten years. They work a 15 hour day with no breaks for meals. They bring in trays of snacks and grab a few bites in slow times. Few people know what grueling work this is. Love your sweet picture!

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    1. Thank you Ginny, they're good kids. Not kids really but you know what I mean. Volunteering is very hard work. I did it for a while at the polling booths in England when I was young, and it exhausted me back then. My neighbor across the street did it for years too but I didn't see her there today. When the volunteer thanked me for coming out to vote, I thanked her for volunteering. She was pleased I could tell, I don't think many people realize the work involved.

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  5. DEM WINS!!!!!! Thank You Virginia!

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  6. Nothing so important on our ballot -- not statewide issues let alone national implications like your state -- just a couple of city measures. But we got the 'I Voted stickers ... we have all vote by mail here, but we forgot about the ballots until today, so I walked to the Elections Department and dropped them off indoors and got a sticker from the clerk! Reminded me of old times before Oregon changed. (I never forget to mail them on a big election!)

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    1. Most definitely Sallie. That’s great that you were able to vote.

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  7. The results will be interesting.

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  8. Voting day. How exciting. Must do our duty and vote.

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  9. Good citizens, sounds like it was a favourable outcome judging from the comments.

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    1. The democratic process is always very interesting.

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  10. I voted too. It is important to let our politicians know we are paying attention.

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    1. Good for you Linda, and yes it is very important to let them know.

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  11. we had no voting here, but if we had we would be out there doing it. good job on doing your job.. we all need to..

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  12. No election for us in Hawaii this year. 2018 will be the one when we elect a new governor and senator. We vote independently with no party affiliation.

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    1. That’s interesting Gigi. Thanks for sharing that.

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  13. A bit late to reading this post, Denise, and we also voted here in NH. we did follow the governor's race in VA as the winner Ralph Northam was someone we knew from our days of living on the VA eastern shore. He grew up there and a good friend and fellow blogger was one of his teachers.

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    1. That's very interesting about Ralph Northam. We met the lady who lost. She was very nice. I always feel sorry for them as you just know they put their heart and soul into these campaigns.

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