Thursday, January 22, 2009
Close to Nowhere
This ’n that
• Tuesday, January 20, as I write this, it’s snowing beautifully outside The South Reporter window. It won’t last and it won’t stick, but for the moment, I really enjoyed it.
We were talking up here last week about driving on the snow and ice. The tires on my car are designed for rainy streets and they do pretty well on just plain snow. I don’t know how they do on ice, because if Hwy. 310 is icy, my car is in the carport and will stay there until my uphill driveway is clear!
• We made a “surprise” trip to Heber Springs this past weekend. It was a surprise, as my niece Sister called me and said that her daughter Emily (two weeks younger than my oldest granddaughter) couldn’t possibly come to our house this weekend. Seems like Emily, Mere and Grace had made plans for Em to come spend the weekend. The girls just hadn’t bothered to mention it to anyone who could actually drive.
There was such trauma on the part of the girls, that good ole Bumpy allowed herself to be talked into driving to Heber Springs for the weekend. The really, really cold weekend!
I no longer look at what any of the girls pack. They won’t wear what I want them to, they have their own “style,” so it’s pointless for me to even look at their clothes.
I packed for really, really cold. Sweats and long johns, etc. It was beautiful and 50 degrees there! I was hot!
•Tuesday, I drove out to Potts Camp School (in the beautiful snow) to take pictures of the students watching the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.
When I was in school, eons ago, I was fascinated with presidential politics (Kennedy, Kennedy, he’s our man, let’s throw Nixon in the garbage can!), so I don’t know why I’m surprised that students today are also fascinated.
In fact, I’ve halted political discussions between my granddaughters and their friends, as some are Republican and some Democrat -- my granddaughters being among the politically divided!
Tuesday, I wandered between the library, where the elementary classes were watching the inauguration, and the auditorium, where the junior and high school students watched.
I have a suspicision that the elementary students were more pleased that they were eating a sack lunch in the library watching anything on television, than about the actual event.
But, as I walked up and down the aisles of the auditorium, most of the students were intent on what was going on in our nation’s capitol.
There were cheers and tears as Obama took the oath of office. I have to admit that some of the tears were mine.
My brother, a staunch die-hard Republican, who blogs on the very conservative Town Hall site, said on his blog, after the election...
“President-elect Obama, you will be my president come January, 20, 2009. Please represent me, as you have promised to do for all Americans.” (www.typepad.com - Where’s My Keys/AmeriDan).
However you voted -- let’s all support our new president!
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