Tuesday, January 22, 2013


We didn’t make it to the mall. We didn’t manage to stand in the throngs of people who waved flags and screamed. We did bundle up and head down the side of the Capital and walked miles and miles and tried to get into the mall in several spots but each one was closed as we approached so we ended up walking along with thousands of people talking and cheering Obama and we saw so many full length fur coats we could barely stand it. Sister and I want BIG fur coats. We ended up getting coffees and sitting on the floor in a hotel lobby with other people who couldn’t get into the mall and we hooped and laughed and clapped and lots of people cried when the president spoke of equal pay for equal work, of the rights of immigrants and of climate change, when he spoke about the journey “through Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall”.

We were carried home in a sea of people and stopped for a lunch surrounded by other button wearing, flag waving people.  It was an exciting day to be in Washington.
Photo by moi

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