Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Older than Dirt, my political point of view
In the spirit of an election year, I submit to you my views... Many years ago, my youngest daughter Madison wanted to give me a very unique birthday present. She wrote a letter to the governor of every state requesting a dirt sample from each of their state capitals. Enclosed with the letter she sent a zip lock bag along with a return, self addressed, stamped envelope. Apparently,with new reforms on campaign spending, her budget was cut and she was only allowed to send out a few of those envelopes. And, just like all campaign promises, some got responded to and some did not. The election results from her campaign are listed below. I am giving myself a birthday present this year. Not only am I going to cast my vote on November 4, 2008, I am resending all of the remaining envelopes and have even added a few new requests. Hopefully the response will be much improved. The official "Older Than Dirt" campaign has begun! And since my birthday is only one day before that other guy gets elected, let's see who can get more votes...uh I mean dirt. Just a side note- We all know how quickly things get done in Washington D.C. so, rather than wait another 4 years for a response, Jerry and I just took Amtrak in May of 2007 and collected this sample ourselves! Needless to say, we had lots of "dirty" places to choose from.