Topic of the week: Firsts

I'm going to the polls today with my daughter, who will be voting for her first time. She'll be 18 in July, which means she's allowed to vote in the primary. She is registered as unaffiliated.

Big day.


Congratulations to Mom, Dad and Lily!

This is an exciting day. I remember standing in line to vote in my first presidential election.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.




I'm hoping to stand in my first line to vote in November.

Congratulations, Lily, James and Jane!

We voted for the first time with our son in last November's municipal elections. It's a very exciting day for parents - David wasn't sure why I was so excited, but he felt kind of grown up, too. He attended his first precinct meeting this past March, but missed the convention on Saturday, because he was busy going all the way to the Semi-Finals in the CFL State Debate Contest. (this is a great accomplishment!)

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi
Pointing at Naked Emperors

It was 1976, we had just been through the Nixon years

and Gerald Ford had been sworn in as POTUS after Nixon had resigned.
I just barely turned 18 (in October) but I was able to vote that November for the first time. There was this peanut farmer from the deep South by the name of Jimmy Carter that got my first official vote. It was SUCH an exciting time to me.

Congratulatons on your first voting experience together, Dad and Daughter.

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

Yay for first timers !!!

My daughter votes for the first time this primary, too. My first born votes absentee for the primary, though it's not his first time. Still, it's very exciting!! :)

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

And My Grandson!!!

I forgot to tell you that I got married when I was 14. This is the south.


He can't,

but he registered as a Democrat. Somebody asked him if he registered as a Democrat or a Republican and he looked at them like they had just grown another head.

The sad part is that they are moving to Virginia in June. He's going to Old Dominion because his mama isn't ready to let go. At least she is going to let him live on campus.



Ahhh, firsts! First vote, first beer, first lie, first love, first fight, first car, first romp in the backseat of a Chevy, first shot of Bushmills, first hangover, first job, first ulcer, first paycheck ... fond memories!

Showing your age.

first romp in the backseat of a Chevy

Someday when you say this, your kids or grandkids will look at your like you're discussing a rotary phone.

I Twitter, Therefore I Am.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.


True. (And it really was a Chevy.)

That's OK Robert.

It was OK to dance to, but you wouldn't have liked the ending.


North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

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