I live across the street from the school which is our polling place, so I grabbed a little knitting and headed over there at 7 am. I ran into my friend Niki so we amiably chatted in libe for 45 minutes. There was some grumbling because there were supposed to be 3 lines – A thru H, I thru Q and R thru Z, but since there were no signs or “velvet ropes” to keep people separated, there was a bit of a set to because somebody supposedly cut in line…..ah yes, we are all grown ups here, I think.
I was DELIGHTED to see so many people out to vote. Some had brought chairs, several people had books or newspapers, but mostly, folks were chatting with each other. I saw many of the people I know by sight who live in this part of town, and several people were taking pictures – it did my heart good. And I thank everyone, both now and in the past, who has worked and sacrificed so that I and everyone else in the United States CAN vote.
I hope you will, too.
FYI – most polling places close at 7 pm; if you are not in line by 7 pm, you won’t get to vote.