Friday, November 4, 2016

Monday With Mary - November, 2000

If you are an email subscriber to the blog Cousins, you have already read today's post. Last week I must have pushed the publish button which is right next to the save button.  See what happens when I take a break. I have to be retrained. So, the following post was intended for November 7, 2016. Read it again if you wish. You may find that I made a couple of corrections.

Well, tomorrow is the big day. Election Day 2016.  Looking back at Mary's 2000 calendar, I see the date was November 7 when Mom voted in 2000. I say "Mom" because I don't know if my father ever voted.

Tuesday, November 7, 2000

28 degrees @ 6:10 a.m. Went to vote-
coffee at CM site.  Stopped at Doll's
at Lounge.  Lunch at Long John's at Ames
tried to find people  at N Star Fish Hatchery
stayed all nite at Casino. Room 347

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

23 degrees at 9:30 a.m. at home left casino
at 6:48  home at 9:30 a.m.  I went to
Carroll for lunch with Wed Club at Family
Table.  home at 2 p.m. Doug Beckman here
to-nite for chili.  Hunting deer.

Thursday, November 9, 2000

23 degree @ 5 a.m.  Cool all day.  Doug
Beckman got his deer about 8:30 a.m.
I went to get my hair set in a.m.  We both
 napped in p.m.  John called to-nite.  Cecil
has cancer in ribs & skull.  Taking radiation

And then the next week:

Tuesday, November 14, 2000

22 degrees @ 5 a.m. Chilly all day
read and napped.  Florida votes
 counted all day on T.V. windy &
cloudy till noon

As I listen to the commentators make reference to the problems in the 2000 election, I enjoyed reading the notes of an ordinary citizen
( my mom) making note of votes being recounted.  What will 2016 bring? How much of it would have appeared in mom's calendar if she were still with us.

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