Caring for a parent

Casting Her Vote

My mother was born in the Deep South four years before women were given the right to vote in the 19th amendment to the Constitution. At the age of 24, she cast her first presidential vote for Franklin Roosevelt for his third term. She has never missed a vote since. Eight years ago she proudly voted for a person of color for the first time. Today, in her 100th year and her 20th presidential election, she cast her vote for a woman. I’m so glad she lived to see this day. #Imwithher.



4 thoughts on “Casting Her Vote”

  1. How much we take for granted. The last time Mom voted (in the latest primary), she said “I vote for this to end.” I’m pretty sure she was talking about her time on earth.


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