Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Yes, We Can

Fifty years ago, as I went from classroom to classroom during my school day at Little Rock Central High, if anyone had told me that I would live to see a black man elected President, I would have said, "I hope you're right, but I don't believe it."

But, I have lived to see it. And, I'm glad.

More later.


Kay Dennison said...

I was just a junior high school kid in an all white suburb in Ohio when that happened and argued with my dad about it even though I had never met a black person in my life. Somehow I knew what was happening in Arkansas was wrong despite my upbringing. I am delighted --especially after his speech that I chose to vote for Barack Obama. His speech gave me "The Audacity of Hope" for all of us.

Bear Naked said...

23:00 hours on my husband's birthday.
History that we have seen.

Bear((( )))

Cazzie!!! said...

I am so glad too, I have watched this from Down Under, and it is the change the World needed, let's hope his words ring true..we need a World leader who does what he promises, and looks to the young ones as inspiration for a new future too :)

Lisa said...

Amazing, Betty. I'm glad, too.

kenju said...

I'm sorry that my parents didn't live to see it - they would never have believed it!

Betty, no matter who else says what about my "caption this" = you win!! I laughed out loud!

Joy Des Jardins said...

I watched every moment of this historic night and his historic speech with tears in my eyes and hope in my heart. Barack Obama is an inspiration to behold and I believe a man of his word....and he is the man that we need. He is meant to be here...something I've felt from the beginning of this journey.

Darlene said...

It is truly amazing! I am glad I lived long enough to see it.

Chancy said...

I am so glad that Barack Obama won this election. He will need all our prayers as he faces the difficult tasks ahead of him.

Bush is leaving such a mess.