Hi-ho-the Derry-OH-OH-OH!!!

“JUST IN!” It is 8:30 AM on this Saturday morning, November 7, 2020 and hope, love and joy has won! Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have done it! Time to start the healing America. WE CAN DO THIS! WE DID IT!! My personal thank you for doing your part.

“The mouse takes the cheese
The mouse takes the cheese
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The mouse takes the cheese

The cheese stands alone
The cheese stands alone
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The cheese stands alone” excerpt from The Farmer in the Dell lyrics © Histoire et Chansons

Oh and congratulations to Palm Springs new mayor Christy Holstege! She did it too. Can I get an “Oh Yeah!!!”

In the 8th grade, Mr. Lanzarotta used to play this after the flag salute.!

Yes, world, we now have a women, elected for the first time in history as a Vice President. Truly historic and long awaited. You see, good things sometimes take time. I had refrained from writing or posting anything till after the election was called. You see, all these years as a Clipper fan had me waiting for something to happen to the lead. Not today!! Oh Yeah!!!

Good times ahead ladies!!!!

(I started writing this 11/5/2020)Howdy neighbors! Yes, that means you in France, you in Thailand and Columbia and all of you from India that stop by! How about you from Finland and hey up there in Canada! Good morning to my neighbors here in the US! The last few days have been incredible. I fondly remember watching the election results with my parents. Back then it was usually Jerry Dunphy and Christine Lund reporting about the election for us people in Southern California. Usually, by 8 PM and sometimes, way before the polls closed in California or Hawaii a candidate was politely giving a concession speech. I miss those times. The times before fake new and conspiracies. Yeah, I did say many things out loud about my disgust of the President, the big cheese, as each day of his term, the layers that I had built up over my life had became irritated. I cried more. The way he spoke about women and all those things that he allegedly had done disgusted me. I couldn’t get away from it. It was in our faces and on TV. It made long suppressed memories resurface. Then the news reports of those children being separated from their parents. You know, my Mom and her sisters crossed that border into Arizona in 40’s and then settled in Compton, California. I can’t imagine what the journey must have been like or what they had to endure. My Mom spoke both Spanish and English but refrained from teaching us girls Spanish. It almost felt like my she was trying to hide her ethnicity. Anyhow, I could sympathize and feel the pain of those mothers separated from their kids. My son who turned 25 a few days ago, came into the world blue. He was not breathing as I had complications and started hemorrhaging during my 35th week of pregnancy. The OB diagnosed an abruption of the placenta as my blood pressure must have gotten too high. He was born by C-section and weighed 5lbs. The skin on his body was translucent and you could see his blue veins. I was going to be discharged while he had to remain in the NICU for a few more days till his bilirubin levels lowered. My heart felt like someone was going to take it out as the nurse started discharging me. I remember the hot tears rolling down my cheeks. We didn’t have a car and I knew that I would not be able to get back to the hospital to feed him as I was breast feeding. Anyhow, that kind nurse, some how noticed that I looked flush and she took my temp and noted that I had spiked a fever and I was allowed to stay for two more days and be release with my son. My fever mysteriously went away but they had to keep me, you know, to be safe. See, that is one of those gifts that I have been given countless times by kind strangers.

The gang of four around 1999. The youngest is 22 and the oldest is now 34.

Our world has been waiting, sometimes impatiently for election results. My Dad used to get upset and say they should not report so soon as it kept people here in the west from voting because why should they after all the race had already been decided. Saying often, “Why vote, my vote doesn’t count.” I wish he were alive today to see that yes Dad, your vote has always counted. Now, in the age of instant gratification, you know, the world really is at our fingertips as our phones are our eyes to the world and current events. This election is weird but makes such a great story and again I wonder which studio will come out with the first movie using the SNL cast of characters. Good things take time and hopefully your wait is not to painful or anxious. No matter what happens if your candidate wins. The world is not going to end. I survived the last four years of the big cheese and his reality show in the White House and I know that we as a country is better than ever as so many got out to vote. By the way to the Great State of Georgia and that sparkler, Stacy Abrams, way to go! May that spirit carry on until we never have to speak of voter suppression again. Again, this was started a few days ago and the news this morning of Biden and Harris securing enough electoral votes filled me with pride and my eyes with happy tears. I see this as win for all of America.

Halloween 2020.

Well, all good things must come to an end, like the life of that pumpkin and the stench of the big cheese. To you my friends and family that are not feeling this moment and are feeling dejected, it will be okay. I and many others survived the last four years. You will too. Many didn’t have a great last four years though and children were separated from their parents and have yet to be reunited. Yea, I know that the big cheese did get many things done in office while he was there but he did so many other things that were not good and can not cancel out the bad. So, again, it’s going to be okay.

Thank you dear reader for the visit. Where ever your journey takes you today I hope you get there safely. Hugs to you and you and especially YOU over there! Peace and joy.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. rkrontheroad says:

    It’s a great day! Thank you for sharing your own story. Here’s hoping we can come together and move forward without anger and hatred.

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    1. It beautiful and great day!!! I will be hoping for peace and for the hate that was being spread.

      Be safe out there 🙂

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  2. It’s a wonderful day for America, plus we got a little rain in the Coachella Valley!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes, indeed! A winning day for sure! My soul feels so much better.

      Liked by 1 person

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