Wednesday, November 05, 2008

History in the Making


Undoubtedly this was the most passionate election in my lifetime- history was made and hopefully many good changes are coming. Spencer has been learning about government at school and had predicted Obama's win last week (much to my Dad's horror--ha!)
He wanted to stay up late and watch the poll results, but since it was a school night he couldn't. I let him stay up until 9:00-- enough to where the first couple of states were called, just so he could see the reds and blues and electoral votes. I tried to explain the electoral college to him, but it sounded archaic. We should get rid of it and go with popular vote.

Hopefully he will remember this day! I had planned on documenting the vote for him but I wussed out. Think of how cool it would be if my Grandma had pictures of the JFK vote. I asked my mom if there was the fervor then that was happening now with getting someone new, young, and fresh in office to make changes--she didn't remember but then again she was only 11 years old.

It was raining when I went so I didn't take pictures of the outside of the church where I vote. I wanted to take a picture from the car of all the campaign lawn signs in front of the poll place, but the car behind me blew their horn at me and I had to move. I took my camera bag in with me to get a picture of the ballot and stations-- but then a cute fireman said hello to me and made me all self conscious. The stupid voting booth was held up by two toothpicks and fairy dust-- I couldn't even set my camera on there for fear the entire thing would tumble over--- so the story is, I didn't get any pictures that I wanted! Oh well-- this newspaper pose will have to suffice!

7 comments:

Amy said...

Very cute pic! Did you see my bit about DH giving away our paper and him now owing me $40? He disagrees...

Kathy said...

This is great! I have to tell you, if you go on Ebay - these newspapers are selling for over $200!

I think this is a good way to remember it - I don't think you're allowed to take pictures at the polls anyway :)

Patti H said...

great way to document this Cassandra!

Leslie said...

that will be a wonderful way to document this! using Spencer with the paper and telling the story of his excitement and then all the results will make a wonderful page!

LesleMora said...

I have to say, I'm quite please to see both Obama and Hagen on that front cover! Awesomeness!

Paula... said...

I must say your whole presidential campaigne etc.is HUGE - we see nothing like it over here, but then again we only have a Prime Minister. A great moment in history for both you and Spencer.

Cheri Pryor said...

I think your picture is perfect!