As you might imagine, if you're a denizen of this blog you know I'm a Republican (which I just say with shame and anguish this year), Mum was perplexed by my political views, although we agreed on the fundamentals.
When I step in to the voting booth tomorrow, I will cast my ballot in her honor. I'm going to wear a necklace she gave me just to make sure something she touched is in that voting booth with me. And yes, this Republican is proudly voting for Hillary Clinton.
I'm sure some of you have similar stories? Would you like to share them?
Send me a photo of the item you're wearing, carrying or taking into the voting booth, and who it memorializes.
I'll be glad to post them here.
Of course this is available for both ladies and gents. It's not just ladies who have fierce feminist mums.
You've inspired me. I'll be carrying these items into the voting booth with me tomorrow: my maternal grandmother's cameo; a ring with a glass "ruby" from my paternal grandmother; a locket my parents gave me when I was a child; a blue glass button from our daughter, now a pendant (inscribed on the back "Juliette loves Mom"); and a dog & bone necklace made for me by our son in his high school shop class.
I'll be proudly casting my vote for Hillary tomorrow!
Tomorrow I will be voting for Hillary and wearing the same ring my grandmother wore when she first voted in 1932 (for FDR, I presume--he won in a landslide). I've taken a very enlarged picture of it, and if you squint and hold your mouth the right way, you might be able to see her engraved wedding date: 7-28-29 (July, 1929).