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Went and voted with my son today He was my little guy, who was no bigger than a bag of sugar from the grocery store.And today he stepped right up, and filled out his ballot. He has fledged, he is a soaring wing flapping citizen. He is a man.

And he reminds me, in his looks, in the way he thinks, in the way he moves, of my dad-- who died 1982. Of course they never met. I was 16 when my dad died, but oh, they are similar.

This is a post of very little brain, I a fear. I am just having that kind of happiness that hurts with its sharp suddenness.

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serge_lj
Nov. 6th, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
Enjoy that happiness.
wellinghall
Nov. 6th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
That is lovely :-)
anteros_lmc
Nov. 6th, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
Lovely! What a proud moment :) I think you should be very proud of yourself to have brought him this far.

And isn't it funny how character and likeness can skip generations and reappear further down the line?
eglantine_br
Nov. 6th, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
It is so strange. My dad had funny little gestures. He used to stand around with one arm in folded up over his head, (straight up with the upper arm beside ear, and bent at the elbow to rest on the top of his head,)He liked to stand like that when he was on the phone. Also my dad would point or gesture at things with his middle two fingers. There was no way for son to know these things-- and they are pretty unusual. He does them both.
charliecochrane
Nov. 7th, 2012 10:11 am (UTC)
Isn't that sort of thing great? My middle girl reminds me of my dad, who died when I was 15. I still miss him.

In re the election, we've been in full voice this morning:

"O'Connell, O'Driscoll and Ronan O'Gara
There's no-one as Irish as Barack Obama!"
eglantine_br
Nov. 7th, 2012 10:55 am (UTC)
Great song. What a day! You can see in some of the photos where it looks like his little girl had fallen asleep waiting to hear. She is coming out to celebrate, looking a little bleary.

I always feel so sorry for both candidates by the end of campaigning. They look so exhausted. Frankly, I am surprised that they don't all say more stupid things. It always seems to me to be something like an elk rut. They are just bashing each other over and over, and it must be nice to win, but also to be able lie down and rest.

I am sure Romney would rather have won. (And I am so relieved he did not!) But I picture him knowing he can have a nap now!
charliecochrane
Nov. 7th, 2012 12:10 pm (UTC)
Now the democrats and republicans need to sit down together like grown ups and talk about how you're going to sort your country out, in a world where economic ruin is becoming a relity for so many countries.
vespican
Nov. 7th, 2012 12:09 am (UTC)
Along those same line, my daughter reminds me of my dad, especially in her walk.
Dave
eglantine_br
Nov. 7th, 2012 12:34 am (UTC)
There is something to that genetics stuff, after all...
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