Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The Morning After / Special Exposure Wednesday
It’s “the morning after” elections, and for us, the morning after the wedding. (Comments on the election in a moment.) Yesterday before leaving for the wedding, I snapped a picture of Ricki in her finery.
The wedding was very lively, and well-planned by my daughter and her groom. Even though it was in a very out-of-the-way place, I was warmed by the number of friends who made the effort to attend.
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Although I had my doubts about Obama, specifically due to my doubt that he will be a supporter of Israel, I must say that America can say “We’ve come a long way, baby.”
I remember when we visited Florida as a child, seeing at gas stations three bathrooms:
(And I remember my parents having us all sit at the "colored" soda counter in the department store.)
The fact that America has elected a non-white president highlights the changes that have come over America in the intervening years (although not ALL of these changes have been for the better.)(When I read that he "is the president of the 'hip-hop' generation", I was NOT enthusiastic.) But America has come a long way.