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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Play Ball, Obama!


Here's a bit of follow up trivia to my November 3 Fun Monday post, "Blogs, Baseball Bats and Horse Races." I had highlighted the Louisville Slugger Museum with its 120 ft. baseball bat leaning against the building as an unusual landmark for our city. Tonight on the news(Louisvillefox41.com video)I heard that the museum was ready to celebrate the winner of this historic '08 presidential race. Since June the Slugger Museum has been running an exhibit featuring autographed baseballs and other memorabilia from every president since Teddy Roosevelt. The exhibit shows how every president for the past century has shared America's passion for its national pastime, baseball.

They had autographed baseballs and jerseys for the three front runners--Obama, Clinton, and McCain--ready to go. Of course, Clinton got pulled when she left the race, leaving Obama and McCain waiting to take the 44th position. This morning the museum curator moved the Major League baseball with Obama's autograph and his blue 44 jersey front and center in the exhibit after last night's election results.

I'm sure Louisville was not the only city ready to celebrate November 4, 2008--a great day for our country and its citizens. Personally, I liked what I saw and heard on the stage last night at Grant Park. I hope you did too.

(Image credit: Louisville Slugger Museum presidential exhibit)

8 comments:

Lane said...

Oh I was pleased with what we heard. So pleased.

Love the signed baseball. Looks like it's hard to write on one:-)

Kaycie said...

That's a cool tradition. I was delighted Tuesday night. Just delighted.

laurie said...

good thing he's not a doctor. no pharmacist on earth could read that squiggle.

Faye said...

lane--you'd think that a short name wouldn't be that hard to scribble on a curved surface?

kaycie--our red states didn't come through, but we did, right?

laurie--and we know he's much too cool to have to self medicate!

storyteller said...

Interesting ...
Methinks the problem is finally fixed with comments on all my blogs again. I temporarily went to pop ups when I realized there was a problem and have switched back to embedded as of today. So far so good. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.
Hugs and blessings,

Swampwitch said...

My favorite part of the whole speech was when he promised Malia and Sasha a new puppy to take to their "new" house.
Won't it be fun to watch those little girls grow up? I just hope the media is nice to them...they better be...

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Faye said...

storyteller--so frustrating when you can't resolve these issues but I guess we can't really "bless out" blogger because its a free service. . .

swampy--I'll admit that I haven't been a total Obama kool-aid drinker throughout the campaign, but in the end I decided that he has the better chance of helping us to right this country. I thought he struck just the right tone and said all the right things in Grant Park even to making the puppy promise public.

Interesting reporter tidbit--Obama was being interviewed on plane.
This reporter asked Obama about his decision-making process for running, especially back in the primary when he was being accused of not having his whole heart in the race. Obama looked out the window before giving an answer and then turned back to the reporter and admitted that he had to decide whether he wanted the job badly enough to miss some of his good life in Chicago--like helping his girls choose a puppy.

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