A Beautiful Sight

Jeff and I voted early on Saturday, along with a couple thousand other folks in our county! We arrived at 8 am (when the polls opened) and we were already in a line that stretched nearly a city block back from the doors of the courthouse. We finally cast our ballots at 9:45 am, after standing in line for that long. It was worth it. 😉

[Many parents brought their children, also. Gave me fond memories of my parents toting me along and letting me pull the levers & switches. Markers and paper ballots just aren’t as fun.]

Ahead of us in line were two older black ladies, sisters, one walked with a cane and had a kerchief over her hair. They stood the same amount of time we did, never uttering a word of complaint. When we came to the courthouse steps, a middle-aged white man helped them up as gently as he would have his own grandmother. I got all teary watching them. Just think…45 years ago, this would have been an unthinkable thing for a white gentleman to do in our state!

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