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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Why Can't This Camaraderie Continue?
He and the first lady looked spectacular.
.The girls so sweet and their good behavior a testament to the values taught by their parents..
The music for the event was so breathtaking...the choir and the soloists giving the wonderful old patriotic songs a new rendition...without spoiling them.They brought tears to my eyes.
The new poet, reciting a poem that everyone could understand, was perfect for the occasion.
Hearing the reason for the Bibles used... was inspiring. The oath went without a hitch.....and then the speech. A powerful yet thoughtful speech that included all of us. One to make everyone who heard it...want to do more for the country and it's people. He included everyone in his heartfelt speech.
His thoughtful look back at the scene behind him...knowing that this would be his last time to see it. Description of the luncheon was so appealing.for me with my bowl of pretzels.He went around the room...and shook every hand....forfeiting his meal.
Leaving the lunch and finally starting the parade...the crowds nearly a million gathered to catch sight of the President and family. Taking the slow route to the reviewing stand...the breath taking moment when they stepped out of the car to walk. I held my breath.
Seeing our very charismatic Vice President (so youthful ) and his Jill, greeting fans on the sideline. He, shaking hands and giving hugs. No fears of someone in the crowd with evil plans. Back in the cars and I can breath again.
The wonderful parade...with participants who had so much trouble getting there.Groups that I had never seen before. A grateful President and Vice President...standing...saluting....and being on their feet through the whole parade. They showed appreciation for the people parading by.
The greeting the Muskogee airmen, who were in the reviewing stand, was especially poignant for me.
Then the parade being over the balls were next.He greeted the military on skype and let them all introduce themselves. Then introducing his "date." Seeing the love in both of their faces was especially touching.
The mystery about who made the spectacular dress was answered....they made a handsome loving couple.
I wasn't disappointed yesterday,in the least. It all went without a hitch.....
I looked at some of them shaking his hand yesterday...patting him on the back....giving them hugs...saying nice things....eating with him.....sharing a joke......and thought...Why can't this camaraderie continue on tomorrow?
Watching the media start picking apart the day yesterday got me to thinking....Wouldn't it be nice if we could just forget the way we say...the first black president...or the gay poet?