Voting Day

Yesterday was Election Day, I love Election Day. I don’t do the early voting, I like to go on the actual day of. So that is what I did, yesterday, in the pouring rain, the pouring, cold rain. I thought it would be a quick in and out, but I guess everyone had that idea. There was a line all the way around the gym. I went to the Methodist church to vote, and that is a big gym, the size of a school gymnasium. The line went fairly quickly and an hour later my voice was heard via the vote. I didn’t get a sticker though; my polling place was out of them.
I never tell who or what I vote for, I might tell my children, but that is it. My parents never told. The only president anyone knows for sure that I voted for was Ronald Reagan. I loved him. He was my first presidential vote. You never forget your first.
I do find it rude when people ask about the way I voted, to me it is sacrosanct. It is a secret ballot. I like it that way. I never vote party lines, I will say that. I listen to the debates, read everything I can and then try and make an informed decision on what I think will be best for not only my family, but my community, my city, my state and my country.
Enough of civic duty stuff. I am having a tough time getting back into the swing of things; it is rough getting up at 3:00 am. Last night I fell asleep at 6:30 p.m. then woke up at 2:00 a.m. Today I am going to try and stay awake at least until 7:30. Wish me luck!

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