The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

November 8, 2012

Be proud of yourself for taking time to vote

Northside News

RICHMOND — Today, as I was leaving my polling place after having cast my vote, I ran into this smiling, delightful, older lady, who  actually was leaning on a walker to keep herself upright.

The smile on her face was radiant. Immediately, I understood her triumphant jubilee, for she, as I, had accomplished our goal of voting for the man we thought would best represent this nation as its Commander-in-Chief.

I returned the radiate beam on her lovely face, understanding the struggle of her physical undertaking.

“I’m 92 years old, you know,” she touted victoriously.

I surrendered to my yearning need to reach out to touch her charming, glowing face.

She seemed to be pleased we had made physical contact, as well as a meeting of our minds.

“I’ll be right back here next time if I am around,” she pledged to herself, as well as to me.

I assured her I was certain she would manage to do so.

We parted smiling, feeling one another’s equal, age making no difference whatsoever.

“Now, that’s how I want to be when I am 92 years old,” I thought to myself, resolute that America’s most senior of citizens had been well-represented by this feisty, knowledgeable lady.   

As the day’s hours crawled by, I continued to think about just how many elections this lady had seen, had participated in, and how many various state of affairs she had seen our young nation weather.

I couldn’t help but wonder how she classified the seriousness of our national debt, threat to our democracy and significance of the nation’s unemployment.

As I spun these thoughts over and over in my mind, I found an absolute admiration for my new friend. Somehow, I feel God just may have ordained our encounter today.

Madison Central High School’s wind ensemble band would like to invite the public to a free concert Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., at the school.

Also, MCHS Marching Band will take orders for fruit and nuts until Nov. 16, with the distribution date being the first week of December.

The old adage for the week is: “Be leery, still water run deeps.”

E-mail me your special days and events at or call me at 661-6215.

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