Wednesday, January 21, 2009

And now the real work begins….

I know that this has been a long, uncomfortable and bumpy car ride.

"Are we there yet?". "Yes, we are here."

I did not have a really great transition experience. The last few weeks have been very hard, as we lost a much loved one in our household---someone who was with Obama early on [and with Henry Wallace even earlier than that in ‘48]. She would have really loved seeing the inauguration on television----with all the people of all colors, ages, and sizes and shapes. Yup, she would have just loved it.

I have not blogged in a while, but now I am going to try and blog everyday.

So, now that the party for the people is over, the real work begins. The Dems have the White House, Congress, and [possibly] a few more seats to fill on the Supreme Court. Maybe John Paul Stevens will step down. And I hear Souter may take Amtrak back to New Hampshire.

I experienced watching the Obama-thon on TV. Best moments: Pete Seeger singing all the verses [even the banned ones!] of “This Land is Your Land”. And Dr. Joseph Lowery's delivery of the Inauguration Benediction for Barack Obama.

And now, the real work begins.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your loss Joey. My sympathies to you and your family.

Glad you are back.

Rosi said...

Helen Efthim. Writer, mentor, desegregator of schools. Smart as a whip, knew all the new facts early. Premature anti-fascist. Best little mother ever. Civil rights advocate. Cancer warrior. 1929-2009.