Friday, September 19, 2008
The opening day of the high school football season took place last Friday evening. Thomas is playing. It is the night before the game and I am told to expect my house to be honored by being decorated by one of the cheerleaders for good luck. So Tony and I came home Thursday night to find this: and this and this and even this In my day, when I saw homes decorated with toilet paper dangling from the trees, it wasn't a form of admiration. It was trashing and usually to some poor kid who was being harassed at school. Somewhere along the line, I am imagining that some smart educator suggested that the way to stop this harassment was by decorating the house of a 250 pound senior lineman that nobody is going to dare mess with. It then became cool. My honored tradition takes place every week before each game until the season is over or the toilet paper freezes on the trees. It is high school football at its finest. I have even been blessed with a new fall wardrobe. This shirt: which I wear to every game and this 6" by 4" pin, which takes up most of one breast: (BTW, they won their first game - and he did carry a few times) Wish him luck.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
The Trade Center then: The World Financial Center rebuilt and a work in progress: Tony and I were in downtown Manhattan this weekend to see the waterfalls. at Brooklyn Piers under the Brooklyn Bridge Downtown NY is being rebuilt stronger than ever. We are more beautiful now then ever. Love you all, Ginny
Friday, September 5, 2008
I have been voting since George McGovern ran against Richard Nixon. Since I have been known to generally voice an opinion on topics that I care about, and have been a registered Democrat since 1972, and read The New York Times, some of my friends and family think that that qualifies me to debate the current election down to minor details. I have had my position challenged at social occasions where the evenings have ended in a knockdown drag out exchange of words that have left the evening with the proverbial white elephant in the room. To say that I have had enough of this election is an understatement. Since the last election ended, this one started but in a more ferocious way than I have ever seen before. I have heard and been the victim of slander, rhetoric and insult more than any other time. Does this mean that when this election ends, another campaign will begin and with the same viscous attacks from the party that loses. God help me. Will someone tell me – who has the right to argue that their opinion is all right and others have it all wrong especially when they are playing Monday morning quarterback. Who reads every newspaper to get all sides of an issue. If you have that kind of time, I want your life. When is the rhetoric I hear from candidates going to stop and honesty come into the forefront of speeches. So here it is – my two cents. I am voting for Obama. Not that I think he is perfect, but I think he offers more than what I see in McCain and his pistol-packing mama vice president. Let me tell you from someone who worked full time while raising three young kids, it is not possible to do both successfully. So there you have it. My opinion –and my right to it.