Friday, November 11, 2016
regularly shows posts from parents in other countries that want to get to the U.S. for treatment for their child, so I do not take for granted our access to treatment in this wonderful country that I am so proud of right now as a whole.
Eli was able to enter his mustang in our local Veteran’s Day parade as a member of our local Mustang Club, and that was a real honor, and thrill for him. Then, we piggy-backed with Caleb’s class on a field trip to the Alabama Veteran’s Museum in our town. Plus, we voted! It was fun for the kids to be interested in the election this year, in contrast to my sister and me when we were young. My dad was a history teacher at one time, with his degree in that, and enjoyed history, politics, and the process.
something we would remember looking back on as being a part of a momentous occasion. So, he actually took us to the courthouse, I think because that is where they voted back then, and returns may have been announced from there as well. We set up our green and white webbed lawn chairs outside the historical building to enjoy the ambiance of an election night, and the metal frames had not been settled in the grass for more than one minute when we complained that we would be missing Laverne & Shirley if we stayed much longer. Disgruntled and disappointed, he immediately collected the chairs and we went to the car to come home. He did always like telling that story about his failed attempt, and Wendy and I still joke about it. I was a news reporter for a little while before he died, so I got a chance to talk some politics with him as an adult with some interest, and I am thankful for that very short time that taught me a lot about him.
Other than that, Eli has had some quick appointments, just blood checks, and we were able to