Skip to main content

For those of you who have not been following the "Grandpa" diaries (Roosevelt with a Suntan, This Land is Your Land, and Dear Anonymous), they have culminated in Grandpa getting to see Obama in person last week and my leaving Canada to drive 15 hours to go participate in GOTV activities in Stark County, Ohio.

My suitcase is packed and I have some signs to put in the window of my car that say "I'm going home to vote!" That should make more sense with my Quebec license plates and my Obama bumper sticker.

The last thing I'm going to do here before I head out the door in the morning to begin my journey to Canton is to provide you with the promised hand-written letter and photos from my Grandparents...to you.

 title=

Pictures of the boxes of cards and letters that have arrived.

 title=


Pictures of flowers and cookies.

 title=


Grandma's hand-written thank you letter.

 title=

 title=

I hope my Grandpa Harold's story helped some of you understand that we are all part of a temporal continuum and that our culture is shaped by a past that can also guide us to a better future. I hope Harold and Virginia have reminded you that all over this nation we can find the "better angels of our nature."

When you vote, don't forget Harold and Virginia Mottice are with you, don't forget the world they struggled to leave us so many years ago.  

Most of all, don't forget what we did here on Dkos..."the white ones, the black ones, the young ones the old ones, the gay ones, the straight ones, the Republican ones, the Progressive ones; all the people."

Now...the road awaits me.

Originally posted to David Kroning on Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 05:24 PM PDT.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site