Sunday, September 18, 2011

President Obama at NC State University

My granddaughter is a student at NC State and she was thrilled to see our President speak recently. Actually she was very lucky because 5,000 tickets were issued and they were down to the last 15 when she got hers.

I was so happy that she had this experience. It reminded me of the 2 times that I saw President Kennedy in person. Just being that close to the number one Head of State was awesome to me and I could tell, from her passionate response, that she felt the same way.

Here is the picture that she took of the event:

She is extremely concerned about the future of our great nation and is working hard at keeping an open mind and becoming a knowledgeable citizen. She is a grade A student and has not yet been beaten down by life as have so many of us “old-timers“.

It gives me great hope for the future of our country when I see her enthusiasm and I pray that she and others like her will be taken seriously. Our very lives could well depend upon it.


Blogger kenju said...

I hope you are right about them, Ginnie. My grandchildren are hopeful too, and I pray that there will be a solution to most of our problems before long.

I saw John Kennedy in 1960 when he was campaigning - shook his hand - and I saw Reagan here in Raleigh during a campaign too. It's a thrill, no matter what your politics are!

4:04 AM  
Blogger izzy said...

Very true. I have always tried to vote, however because of all the slimy politicians I heard around me growing up; I do not go much further
into the " Mean well get sidetracked"

5:36 AM  
Blogger possum said...

Oh, the lucky girl - lucky on many accounts, especially that she is open minded and intelligent - so hopefully she will think and learn from history and does not become a blind bigot. But you wouldn't let that happen to her, now would you?

Loved your post about the gardens. I have wanted to go there forever, but somehow we just never have had the time. Thanks for the reminder!

5:42 AM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

I too have faith in the young for as you said, we older types are pretty much numb with all the mess.
I remember being let out of Truman Elementary school on Truman Blvd to stand on the side walk to watch President Truman arrive in Key West to stay at the Little White House.
We never forget our brushes with the most powerful men in the world.

6:03 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

I am glad that she got to hear and see the President, who I consider to be a great man. My view is not popular down here, but I recognize and appreciate his intellect and honesty. I believe that he cares and wants to make a difference.

7:00 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Good for her. We need some people down there to keep their wits about them.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous schmidleysscribblins, said...

Hope is very important. I still remember how excited I was when I met President Kennedy in person. My Mom worked for the Democrat party in NC and this was her reward (and mine). Dianne

1:27 PM  
Blogger Cazzie!!! said...

It would be just amazing to see the the President speak, what a wonderful show too... you sure would be hard to impress if you did not come away all a-buzz :)

2:42 AM  
Blogger Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Ginnie,

Your grand daughter is very lucky. Youngsters are the future leaders and they will be the ones who will be ruling the country one day.

Best wishes,

7:22 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

President Obama also visited my daughters company that she works for while visiting. She was very excited too! Love Di ♥

8:42 AM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Glad your granddaughter is optomistic as many older folks are not these days. Also good for her to be concerned about the nation's future as again so many older folks are (sadly) not.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

It is good to hear that President Obama still excites some. I am very disllusioned with him and disappointed. Yet give the potential Republican contenders he is very much the best of a bad lot.
The Republican hopefuls are a truly scarry bunch.

7:07 AM  

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