Tuesday, November 4, 2008


"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
~Martin Luther King, August 28, 1963

"It's been a long time coming..." President-Elect Barack Obama 11-4-08

p.s. Dragging those trash bags full of door-knob signs around the streets of West Philadelphia, going out at night to phone bank, checking the poll numbers almost hourly for months, hosting the Platform meeting that no one attended, adding donations to the Visa card, driving friends, family (& especially husband) crazy since March...hearing the words "President Elect Obama"...Priceless!


  1. Cheryl, Do you remember your drive for books for Selma, Ala., bback in Guilford, Ct. in 1965? Then one nite we saw you on the national news,marching arm & arm, all races together, singing "We shall overcome".What a change in thiose 40+ yrs.Mom

  2. from Barbara (Ekeland) Smith,in Meriden, CT:
    Congratulations! All your hardwork and committment paid off - and as you said it was priceless! Last night was so exciting. I really felt a sense of tension in the late afternoon, and by 11pm it was such a feeling of jubilation. I wish I hadn't been alone. I really felt like jumping. Buddy didn't get it but he did a lot of tail wagging for me anyway.