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.