“children don’t vote but adults who do must stand up and vote for them.”
-marian wright edelman
American activist for civil rights and children’s rights,
Founder and President Emerita of the Children’s Defense Fund.
JFK in an open Studebaker on State Street in Ann Arbor – Oct. 1960
happy president’s day to one of my favorites
whose words still ring true
hoping we are relatives somewhere down the line
“democracy is never a final achievement. it is a call to an untiring effort.”
-john f. kennedy
credit: photo from the (Bentley Historical Society)
Peaches the Nigerian dwarf goat. Peaches is the mother of two sets of triplets and a set of twins. She has raised all the kids on her own, demonstrating her can-do spirit. She’s quiet and friendly unless she needs to assert herself and is rarely in a baaaaad mood.
P.S. Wiggles the Chinchilla got the most votes and won by a hair.
“not voting is not a protest. It is a surrender.”
credit: lisa clair, hamlet hub
a horrible day in washington that i’ll never forget.
a wonderful day in georgia that i’ll never forget.
in the light and the dark
of the very early morning
of the very next day
our new president and vice president
have finally been confirmed
and I’ll never forget how light won over dark.
“yesterday I dared to struggle. today I dare to win.”
i’m proud of my country – it dared to do both.
today, as i walked downtown,
the kerrytown bells played ‘the star spangled banner’
church bells rang
farmers at the market chattered
people cheered, cried, laughed
fireworks shot off in yards
the air was light and it was electric.
image credit: pinterest