Wednesday, November 08, 2006

After the fact...

We voted well yesterday in Steuben County...the stats show that the voters were out and turn out was higher than usual. Well, that is a good thing. Yes, it can always be better, but the day was accompanied by cold, dreary rain. It was the kind of day that I like to curl up with a good book by a warm fire. (The good book I if I just had a fireplace!)

I want to commend the folks who worked the polls yesterday. It was late afternoon before I could vote....but the mood was still cheery and quite festive. Of course, in a small town you know chat going chat up to the MOMENT of voting...and then you chat again. It was strange to show my driver's license to someone who has known me for over twenty years!

I noticed many cold cups of coffee....half eated pizza slices...and Krispy Kreme doughnut boxes. (I didn't check to see if they were empty or not!)

I guess I am even old enough to like listening to the election coverage on NPR.

Anyway, thanks to all who voted and worked the day!

Lou Ann

Lou Ann Homan-Saylor lives in Angola, Indiana which is nestled in the hills of Northern Indiana. When she is home at the White Picket Gardens you can find her gardening or writing late into the night under the light of her frayed scarlet lamp. She is a storyteller, a teacher, a writer, an actress and a collector of front porch stories.