It is exactly 50 years ago that I became old enough to vote for the President of the United States. That was in 1958 when I turned 21. I had to wait two years in order to exercise that right.
This year, 2008, there are actually two days when I can express my preference. On February 12th I voted in the primary here in Virginia. It was the first time that I was ever voted for a woman for president.
I did not vote for just any woman. My vote went to someone that I believed was more than capable of holding that high office. I still do. My candidate did not survive the primaries and the caucases. My feeling of loss was deep and sincere.
Much has happened since I cast my vote. During that time I had an opportunity to learn more about my candidates opponent. Through this process I became more and more comfortable with his capabilities also.
Now that we are only five days away from my second opportunity to vote, I am equally excited to cast my ballot.
Fifty years ago I had no idea that I would be making two historical votes in 2008. What a proud and grateful American I am.
Please remember to exercise your right to vote.
It is your choice, it is your right and it is your responsibility.
Yesterday I was at the post office and saw a farm across the road with Halloween decorations
that I liked. While taking some pictures I noticed how pretty the flag in front of the
post office looked against the sky. Little did I know when taking this photo that I would
be writing a post today about my voting opportunities this year.
You never know what you may see when you are out and about so keep that camera right by your side
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