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Current location: Oregon
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Female. Retired. Wife-Mom-Grandma. Approx. 30 years in broadcasting, at least 20 of those in news biz. Taurus. Loves chocolate - preferably without nuts or cocoanut. Animal lover. Rock-hound from pre-school age. Proud Democrat for life. Ardent environmentalist and pro-choicer. Hoping to use my skills set for the greater good. Still married to the same guy for 40+ years. Probably because he's a proud Democrat, too. Penmanship absolutely stinks, so I'm glad I'm a fast typist! I will always love Hillary and she will always be my President.

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I would, too!

What happens? We'll be celebrating at our house!

K & R.

I've seen that commercial several times by now. It makes me cry every time.

Thank you for posting this, wishstar!

And great thanks to Granny Sue, too!

Just desserts!

May that blue wave wash a bunch of red-teamers out of office! We need to turn the Senate blue too!

AND we need to work toward tirning as many governors offices from red to blue in the next two cycles: 2018 and 2020. Don't forget that the census will be taken in 2020 (always on the zero-years, to cover the next decade).

The census will determine how Congressional districts will be redrawn, to reflect the changing demographics in each district. COLOSSALLY important!!! So far, the CONS have been ruthlessly effective in redrawing districts so each one looks like a gyrating many-headed amoeba. They shrewdly created a nearly permanent built-in advantage for CONS to be assured a steady stream of election victories because of the way they could determine how those districts weremapped out. What we need to start seriously fixing the House of Reps are Democrats in the governor's mansions and many more Dems in the state legislatures. We need the Democrats in position to be the ones to redraw those districts.

MAN is that ever true.

That really nails it.

Nails it.

I was about to say - "brace yourself." But it probably won't make any difference even if you do.

I started "working on it" with both my kids the same night they each were born. "Remember, you're gonna have to give them away someday. They're only gonna be yours for a little while. Be ready for it." And I told myself and told myself and told myself. Reminded and reminded and reminded. Eyes wide open and all that.


The day came when he moved out. I was destroyed. A mess. Cried for weeks. And that was earlier this year. He informed us of his decision to move out the previous Christmas Eve. Our boy's a professional musician, but in that case his sense of timing was for absolute shit! I think it hit especially hard because there were some leftover emotions that hadn't surfaced when his big sister left for college and basically never came back except to visit. This was the last kid. All gone. It's over. I cried for a whole lot of additional weeks, after that.

AND I KNEW THIS DAY WOULD COME!!!! From the day they both were born. Didn't make it one bit easier once it did.

Enjoy him as much as you can, while you still can.

Yeah! For sure!

Shit - it just took me back to that Vanity Fair magazine cover that featured a VERY pregnant Demi Moore, nude and proud. She was dressed only in three large jewels - one on her finger and the big boulders on her earlobes, and her arms were strategically placed to cover the most - uh - sensitive areas. I think it was Cokie Roberts or somebody who said the cover was "the most beautiful pregnant woman I've ever seen." And she was right. But while everybody was buzzing about her bare belly, beautiful curvy butt, and the hint of very large breasts peeking through her arms, I was stopped in my tracks by those earrings! WANT! I couldn't see anything else. Looked at that cover and my eyes went right there.

Same with Maria Bartiromo last night at the Al Smith Dinner. Yeah, the plunging neckline as deep as Hell's Canyon. But I couldn't help myself. My eyeballs went straight to her earrings. Little bit o' overkill, alright... Who even needs clothes when you're wearing earrings like those?

That would be so fitting.

I bet she invites all those folks she's met. All those we saw onstage at the Democratic Convention. The Khans. The brave mothers of fallen young blacks. So many people whose stories gripped our hearts - through their struggles, pain, suffering, and sacrifice. It wouldn't surprise me to see many, or all, of those folks. And the little girls - the one who confidently spoke at the convention and the little one fearful of her parents being deported whom Hillary met on a campaign stop.

I hope many or all of them get to go! To view an inauguration is profound and stunningly stupendous, just anyway! But when you have a chance to watch history being made? I have another "st" word - STAGGERING. Our son was a presidential scholar in high school and earned a trip to Washington DC to witness the first inauguration of the First Black President of the United States. It's a moment he will NEVER forget, and I'm so glad he was already becoming aware of the larger world and politics by then, so he WILL remember it when he's much older. Man, he came back with stories! He wanted to make sure I knew that he and his student group were also near the area where dubya and Laura Bush left Washington by helicopter that same day, and the nearby crowd broke into a group sing of "Na-na-na-na, Na-na-na-na, HEY-hey-hey, Gooo-oood BYE!" I remember him calling me to report that moment, specifically!

I hope all those people get to go. All of them!

LOVE it!

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