Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Privilege, Not Just a Duty

by Maggie Sefton

It's Election Day!

We're very fortunate to live in a country like the United States of America.  One of the most valuable and cherished privileges our country offers to its citizens is our right to vote on the people we choose to lead us.  If you have not yet voted, please remember to vote today for the candidate(s) of your choice.  It's important.

And please don't forget the people of New York and New Jersey who are still suffering the effects of Hurricane Sandy.  Thousands are without heat and power with not enough food or clothing.  Both the Red Cross and the Salvation Army are there helping these folks.  Please remember them in your thoughts and prayers and any donations if possible.


Debra said...

I'm sixty this month,old enough to remember being refused entry to a State Fair in Virginia because of my race. They said my sister was light enough to pass as Indian , but the "dark one" i.e. me could not come in. I was five. So yes, I will vote today. My grandmother was a house keeper and I became an attorney and my sister a principal at a private school. The best revenge is success.

Maggie Sefton said...

Debra---Amen, Debra! You know how important it is to vote, not only for ourselves but for our children and grandchildren and the ones who will follow. For the Future! For all of us! :). Thank you so much for sharing that story, Debra. I'm a Virginian and grew up in Arlington. Where did you grow up? Are you still in VA?

Debra said...

I grew up in Philly, but spent 11 summers in Charles City, VA. CC has several plantations including the Tyler' s Sherwood Forest. My family name's there are Adkins, Bradby and Tyler. My great-grandmother's family, members of the Chickahominy tribe escaped to Nova Scotia rather than fight for the grey's and returned after the war.
Thank you for your interest.

Maggie Sefton said...

Debra---Thank you so much for volunteering that. Half of me is still a historical writer, and I have more historicals to write. And one of them will be set in Colonial Virginia right before the Revolution. Cannot wait to get to it, but. . .it will have to wait. If you want to stay in touch, please email me at maggie@maggiesefton.com. I'd love to keep in touch with you.