Thursday, November 6, 2008

A New Dawn

Here is the first long line I ever had to stand in to vote---it's outside the Fairfield Fire Department. Our entire process took 1/2 hour. One of our sisters was #1 at this polling place. She arrived at 6:20 a.m. the doors opened at 7:00 a.m.

One sister who voted on her way home from work at 5:00 p.m. was #1,008--that's a huge number for our little place.

Another one of our sisters was a poll worker all day in an older neighborhood of downtown Erie. By noon they had had 150 voters--that number equals what they were used to having in a whole day.

"Give us, O God, leaders whose hearts are large enough to match the breadth of our own souls and give us souls strong enough to follow leaders of vision and wisdom....Give us insight enough ourselves to choose as leaders those who can tell strength from power, growth from greed, leadership from dominance, and real greatness from the trappings of grandiosity..." Joan Chittister, OSB

Will you look at this! My 30-year old cactus decided that this was the week to "go wild"

with its first bloom of the season! Maybe it knew something we didn't know....until Tuesday.

If you enjoy browsing here are some newspaper covers from November 5.