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10 April 2008

Obama in Lafayette


I didn't have a chance to look at the local paper here in Lafayette, Indiana until late in the day....I glanced at the headline...and did a double take. Candidate Obama (Barry to his buds) is gonna be in town....TODAY!

"Hey....let's invite Obama to visit Papa!" I announce in the somewhat crowded hospital room. It's usually standing room only and it has taken us a day to relax in each others company. Everyone looks at me like I am out of my e-phn mind. Truly most of the time they look at me as if I am out of my e-phn mind...so I keep going.

"He's gonna be 93 in a week...we have four generations of registered voters in three (or four?) parties visiting from seven different states....c'mon...they would love us...you KNOW they would come"

One of my aunts shakes her head....she's known all along I would come to no good. My uncle has that bemused look on his face....he is the only one in the family who is a bigger smart ass than I am. My Mama gives me exasperated....and patiently explains that there is at least one person in the room who would throw Obama out the minute he crossed the threshold.

Now personally...I'm not voting for the guy...but still...why not? I'm getting really stircrazy sitting in the hospital and hotel....and they all know....that is when the trouble starts....

(update: Papa is doing pretty good...no more heart pains...having a hard time keeping his blood sugar at a safe level...but other than that he is good.)

13 comments:

craig andrew said...

The problem is that politicians are like cockroaches; invite one, get them all.

Best Wishes C:)

Desert Songbird said...

You have a cheeky mind. Me likey.

*grin*

Mo said...

Glad no heart pains for papa today!
Yes - I get the South Bend news, and Obama is leaving SB this morning for Lafayette.
Good luck in snagging him for a photo op! :)

Bond said...

BWAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

You are a hoot girl...glad papa is finding health...

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What Craig said. Bwahahahahaha. Yep, true too. Glad papa is doing better. Have a great day. :)

Travis said...

Invite him anyway!

Wishing Papa continued good health!

Linda said...

It would have made for a fantastic news piece if nothing else and who knows? You could've been on TV!

I like the way you think!

The Teamster said...

since when do you do what you're suppose to?

Like Travis said....invite him anyway....4 generations of voters....you'd be the media darlings for the day.....

and I'm sure there would be photo's. I can visualize the family photo with obama hanging over the fireplace....

and I'm glad your papa is feeling better and enjoys his birthday

Jeff B said...

(hands you a big stick) Keep stirring up the pot!

Mel said...

Happy birthday to g'pa.
What a great gift that'd be! (the typically YOU one, of course)

I'm glad it's a bit less complicated for him, today.

(((( katherine ))))

Odat said...

Playing catch up here...sorry to hear about your "papa" but I'm glad he's doing better.
Family gatherings, no matter what the reason, always brings out the nuttiness in us all. .Been there..You're so funny!

Latharia said...

You certainly do know how to shake things up!

I hope that things continue to improve for your grandpa!

Matt-Man said...

Best wishes to Da Man, and why don't you ask the O-Man to go bowling with ya? Cheers Kat!!