Today........I am proud to be an American

Real Estate Agent with Riviera Real Estate

Today was a great day..........not in real estate.........but a great day in America.  Today I stood in line for 4 hours waiting to vote at the Hollywood Library.  My husband and I were in line with hundreds of people - of every race and color, religion and political belief, from countless countries, speaking an endless array of languages.  They brought their children and family members,  books, chairs, food and candy, water and soda -- and their hopes, dreams, frustrations and opinions.  We all mingled and talked and learned about each other.  It didn't matter who we are, where we came from, what we do, where we live and what kind of car we drive.  We weren't looking at Louis Vuitton, Mercedes Benz, Gucci or Lexus - but at each other and who we are and what compelled us to form a 4 hour line and wait patiently.  There was no pushing or shoving and no raised voices - only words or encouragement and expressions of concern and fear of the unknown -- and optimism about the future.

Today was a great day.  I became a part of the history ot this country. I was not born American and chose to be American and today I am PROUD to be an American.  Never has it been more important to vote - no matter how much of your time it takes.  This country deserves your time and so does our future President.

Comments (2)

Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker - Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop

Now if we can have a smooth transition.  Unfortunately the polls are indicating that even with a smooth transition we are in for troubled times.

Nov 01, 2008 02:59 PM
Sandy Gleason
North Pointe Realty - Buhl, ID
Realtor for Southern Idaho-Magic Valley

Voting is such a privledge in our country. I am also proud to be American.

Nov 01, 2008 03:10 PM