Letters from a Hill Farm
My he rest in peace.
Thanks, Nan. As Pamela said, may he rest in peace.
How sad to see that George McGovern has passed away. I had heard he had entered hospice care this week. He did good and that is the best legacy to have.
I remember when he ran!!This reminds me, a little, of when I last went to the poll and they had a display to show the correct way of marking one's ballot. There was Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson with a circle by each. "I want Lincoln," I told the lady in charge of votine. She looked at me very scornfully. "He's dead," she said.
I remember when he ran, too. It was the first election I was aware of. I was in 5th grade, living in Pullman, Washington. I don't remember the specifics of the assignment, but I wrote to McGovern and got a signed family photo in response to my letter. I really wanted him to win the election! :)
Hey Nan - Not much to say about McGovern (it was the first presidential campaign I can recall but not much detail) but I do love that bit of Bierstadt on your banner.
My ex-husband ran McGovern's campaign headquarters in the town of Abingdon, VA. We loved McGovern and had such hopes for America then. I should look through my old campaign buttons, too. :-)
My husband voted for him. Cool button. Came across a blog you may know about but if not - it surely is your cup of tea. The pumpkin bread looks like just the ticket for my pumpkin loving 13 year old.http://www.mysteryloverskitchen.com/
My thanks to each of you for your notes about this man. He was the last candidate I truly believed in. Very sad. (Susan - the blog is on my sidebar :<) )
Dear Nan,I just saw this post of your campaign button for McGovern. So typical that we did not have him for a President but Tricky Dick instead, typical and sad.
Do you know the old Country Joe song? 'he's tricky dicky from yorba linda'
We tried too back then! Wish it would have worked, hope it does this year. He was a GOOD person in so many ways (as opposed..... oh well.)
I'm so tired of it all. :<)
Now that I am a grandmother, it seems that I am often late in replying to your most-appreciated comments. But I read them as soon as they come in, and I will write as soon as I can. Please do come back and check. I love these blogging conversations. A little addendum - I've just spent quite a long time catching up with dear notes you left me months ago!! I do hope you can get back to read them. And I'm trying to be much more prompt now!Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.