I met an Amazing Woman Tonight

I met an amazing woman tonight. She's a retired librarian. She has gray hair, but is so very far from a little old lady. She's traveling and has volunteered for a MoveOn group in Charlotte called The Freedom Group.

She's been busy in her retirement years, but not too busy to stay at a poll ALL DAY from 6:30 to 7:30 to ask voters to cast their vote for her candidate. Luckily, this time, her candidate is Larry Kissell.

She might not seem so amazing to some, but in this day and age when we feel lucky to get 10-15% of our voters to the polls, D.S. (I don't want to use her real name) stayed at a poll for 13 hours. She was the only poll worker there until I stopped by for the final two hours.

There's a little more on the flip side...

I made sure she wasn't lonely. I talked her ear off. At one point I noticed she was looking at my back...probably looking for the off button. We had our own little pep rally standing under the beautiful oak trees in precinct 109. I'm watching the totals in that precinct, because she was relentless.

I know we often look to the younger generation to provide the promise for our future. Quite frankly, I find more promise in the idea that my future is in the hands of D.S, a retired librarian who's decided to take control.

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You can be shown the light

in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

She is an inspiration

She's the type of person who makes me want to do more...she just doesn't do it through guilt.

I'm a little worried. No results for Charlotte yet...hmmmmmmmmmm



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Thanks SD

Sounds like you should have been on I-85, with signs- reminding people to Vote. Seriously, I am always inspired by election workers. And Thank You for your two hours! The poll workers are usually true believers who just want to help........but we are few and far between and I can't ever say I have worked a poll for 13 hours, although the '90 Gantt campaign was probably worse than that because the polls stayed open till 10:00......I was all over Durham though. GREAT STORY! I have worked many times on election day, more often than not. Some years however are uninspiring and I am just a lazy slug! This-is NOT one of those years! I am coming down for the last week....so if not before, I will expect to meet you on election night!

That'll be great!

I almost always work all day. I love election day.



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86% for Kissell in her precinct

Now that is truly awesome. Wow.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.