Yesterday, we read a comment from Texan4Hillary, which will serve as our Christmas Day post:
One year ago on December 25th my grandmother, a real trailblazer in America, passed away at 93. She was born when women had no vote. She worked for the army during the war as a librarian who would round up books for soldiers requesting their favorite titles. SHe had to wear a uniform and was mandated to wear a skirt. After the war I have found very few times did she again wear a skirt! She was a fiery strong woman, a real Democrat-not like so many so called democrats today. She was pro-union-and distrusted anyone who questioned unions. She always said that any poltician who would throw a union under the bus is not to be trusted.
Her first vote was for FDR as NY guv. She never voted for one republican in her entire life. We were reaise don the mantra-never trust the gop, they always leave a mess for the dems to clean up. n the depression millions were left in the cold-banks crashed, no work. She never forgave Hoover or the GOP. She was a FDR democrat.
Her mind was a razor-one week before her passing she still read the paper and let the dr.’s office know what a criminal Bush was. SHe did not much care for many of today’s dems-she did not think they fought hard enough for working folks like they did in the 30s. She was form the greatest generation-her brother was a decoder during the war, she in the army working at various forts for the troops at home and overseas. She liked Hillary-for Hillary is a feriocious fighter for Demcoratic princepals. My grandmother loved Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan et here in Texas.
Grandmother was a historian. She said FDR, Truman, and LBJ were greats because they improved the lives of the invisible. To be honest she was not wild about Bill Clinton-but she said Hillary could be a great president. Why? Her theory was that Hillary had more experience to be presidnet-she worked in the WHte house, traveled the globe, formed major policy, and knew congress and the white house well. She thought Bill came in without the experience he needed and nearly lost his presidnency and did lose great amounts of his agenda.
Grandmother loved Carter-she said he was the most honest president america had in 50yrs. But she also thought he was perhaps too honest and paid a huge price when things went south.
Grandmother loved Gore-and said it was a catastrophe when the court stole the election.
She often fought republicans-in the face. Her typical arguement would be-”you complain about big govt, but you take ss and medicare right? you hate dems but have no qualms taking your benefits? You hate the Clintons yet have prospered more than ever in your life? Dont hate the dems-without their reforms you would have no safety net, no safe place to put your money etc.. ”
She always voted-I mean always. She worked to reform the democratic party in the south in the 50s. I know her spirit will be with Hillary this election!
Yesterday, we also received a communication from one of our long-time readers.
Our reader received a phone call in response to a Christmas card she had sent to the daughter of a long time friend. It seems her long time friend, now 95 years old is in a hospice. The daughter could not be with her mother on Christmas but would be there later in the week. Our reader jumped into action.
Driving a distance she visited with her long time friend. Our reader regaled her infirm friend with tales of younger days. They recalled easier times. They caught up with old neighborhood gossip. They discussed the dollar value of homes purchased long ago for many less dollars.
Then they discussed the first woman president. It turns out that the body might be weak but the mind is still strong and sharp. A strong Hillary supporter. Offered a pink Hillary Is 44 button, at 95 she still insisted on pinning it on herself.
There is a 95 year old Hillary supporter in a hospice tonight. Soon she will get her absentee ballot. She’ll vote for the first woman president in the primaries. She hopes to vote for the next woman president in the general election.
Tonight the 95 year old Hillary supporter wears a pink button and waits for another chance to help make history.