While at the polls I saw many of my friends working, very hard, I might add. Marlene checked me in...after "saving" my son at the high school the other day, I had a major thank you to issue out to her. Joy and Larry Childers were making sure that everything flowed smoothly. My friend Judy roamed the room answering any questions. Mr Billy looked great, as he issued ballots. He has come a long way from a stroke a few years ago. It is great to see him still so active. Brian Peters, Jackson Knox and "Major Dundee" were all on hand as well. I always enjoy getting to chat up my pal Brian, as I do not get to see him very often. I love to go and vote and see so many friends involved. It gives me great pride. It also gave me great pride that Bama stepped in to help as well. He pulled ballots and loaded them into boxes and then into the trucks to be counted somewhere else. This was Bama's second election to work and he really enjoyed it. He has Joy Mama to thank for having the opportunity, and I think she enjoys Bama being there as much as he does.
It's all over now. No more negative ads. No more bickering. A new president will soon take office. It is no longer a question of who. Regardless of our party lines, we must all come together as a nation and stand together. That is my plan. To stand strong. Proud. Free.