Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Most Important Exercise

When I went to Google this morning there was an extra line that said:

Celebrating 90 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote.

What a great day to celebrate! The ratification of the 19th Amendment seems like something far more worthy of a celebration that lots of other holidays.

Ladies, can you imagine a world where you couldn't vote? You can't, gentlemen, because there never was. Although I need to qualify that because there was a time when only white, land-owning men had that right but you get my drift.

How many of us take the right for granted? Although if you are a naturalized adult American you may not. What a great feeling that must be to cast your first vote after becoming an American citizen.

The 1976 election was the first I voted in. I've never missed one since. Our oldest granddaughter Katie turned 18 last weekend. I called her that day and asked "What can you do today that you couldn't yesterday?" "I can vote!" was one of the first things on the list.

Again, no political commentary here, it's just something that made me smile and sit up a little straighter this morning when I saw that line. What a great day that must have been, August 18, 1920.

Great job, Ladies. Thanks.

9 comments:

Mommakin said...

What a great day indeed! Cheers!

lessonsinlifeandlight said...

I saw that too. Very cool.

Jeanie said...

Very cool indeed. And I love the photo you used to illustrate this. Yes, I don't know what it would be like if I couldn't vote -- but I'm not sure I'd much like it...

Katherine said...

What a wonderful post. It is a fabulous thing to do (although last election day, I worked a 30 hour shift. Boo.)

Anita said...

It is indeed a great day!!! Why don't we celebrate that with a Monday Holiday?
Thanks for sharing Sandy.

Just Breathe said...

I love her comment. I haven't missed one either. However my daughter and SIL who are 29 have never registered so when they start bitching about our president I told them if you don't vote you can't speak about it to me!

Laoch of Chicago said...

well said

Pam said...

I saw that line on Google, too and was a little miffed that they didn't do some cool graphic with the word Google like they do for all other events they wish to commemorate. It made me wonder why.

Anyway, more to the point, yes a very good day indeed.

Callie said...

Thanks for the reminder. I didn't see the google mention, but I agree they could have done something with their name. I have voted since I turned eighteen too.

 

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