Friday, July 29, 2016

A Historic Moment

Last night, July 28, 2016, Hillary Clinton, former senator and Secretary of State, accepted her party's nomination in the quest to become our country's forty-fifth president.  When I was a child in the fifties,  I would watch Big Brother Bob Emery, a local Boston TV show for children. At noontime,  children would run to get a glass of milk so that they might join the host in a toast to the President of the United States. I don't remember much about the program, but I do remember the president's framed photo on the wall, the "Hail to the Chief" being played, and the toast. It never occurred to me then that one day we might have a woman president.

As I grew older, this bothered me . . . why didn't we have a woman president?  Certainly, through the years we have had strong, intelligent, capable women of bother political parties who would have been effective leaders.

Now, I am not suggesting today that anyone should vote for Hillary Clinton simply because she is a women; that would do nothing for our country. I am saying that I believe she is, by far, the most qualified person to lead our country into the future.

Normally, I write about quilting,  gardening,  photography,  my travels, and, of course,  Emma, the world's cutest schnauzer, but today I felt compelled to comment on this historic moment.

For those who are weary of politics, don't worry it will be over in just 100 days!!!


  1. well .. women around the world have shown their ability to be not only politicians .. but leaders of HUGE countries (and in business too) .. so maybe it is time for America too to allow a woman to show her worth x Sometimes living "the history" can be uncomfortable ... but it is also fun and VERY interesting xx