Weekend Assignment #137: Recount the first time you voted in a local, state or national election.
How I happened to choose Democratic Party, having been raised in Republican family, I am not sure. But Truman had integrity, was earthy and forthright. He confronted the most popular general in the nation and was not aftraid to "fire his ass" when he expressed dangerous politics.
But he was a sure loser. Dewey was touted as "Next President of the United States". But I voted Truman, my first vote.
I listened to election returns on my car radio on way to a college class. I was astounded. I entered the classroom where my classmates sat unaware of run away election.
"Hi," I said, "Are you coming to my party?"
"What party," they asked.
"The Democratic Party," was my smug reply.
Extra credit: Are you going to vote next Tuesday? You bet. My polling place is in the lobby of the old folks home. I will have to roll ten feet to vote: Democratic, as usual.