Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hope Grows in Jacksonville: 20,000 strong

My grandfather has always told the story of how as a little girl, his grandmother, waited for hours in southern Ohio to see Lincoln's funerary procession.

I hope that one day, I'll tell the story to younger generations of my family, of how I stood for hours to see Barack Obama it foretold of his election and successful presidency...and how the number of people waiting outside to get in, outnumbered the number of McCain supports that attended the McCain rally last week.

I am sure I will reflect upon it more, later, but for now it was enough to be there.

*he's the blurry figure in white at the podium
*Times Union coverage here.

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