Voting Is an Act of Patriotism

On July 27, the Biden sign went up in front of our house, followed in August by the Biden/Harris sign. Today, I know that my ballot has been safely delivered to the Oregon Board of Elections. The election is 11 days away. Vote as if your life depends on it — because it does.

Good-Bye, Good Chickens

Life gives, and life takes away. It was a tough summer for the two older hens at our place, and my happiness about raising a large flock was short-lived. On June 7, beautiful Helen (Frankenthaler) (l) died of unknown causes. On August 11, beautiful Jane (Eyre) (r) died from complications of being “egg bound” (an egg that cannot be laid and cannot be removed from the body). Helen was a sweet “mother hen” type. Jane was stately and dignified. I miss their unique presence in the chicken yard!

MAGA — Mail America Great Again

MoveOn, the NAACP, Working Families Party and other national organizations are organizing #SaveThePostOffice Saturday, which asks Americans nationwide to show up at post offices across the country at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 22, to save the post office from Trump and declare that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy must resign. (Forbes magazine news feed, 8/17/20)

Here in Aurora (population 1,000), 8 of us (7 adults, 1 child) held an hour-long demonstration near the USPS site along state Route 99E. Even on a pandemic Saturday, there was a lot of traffic. From the passing cars, pick-ups, 18-wheelers, RVs and motorcycles, we counted 1 thumbs-down, 1 raised middle finger and 1 shout of “Trump 2020”. We lost count of how many thumbs-up, “V” peace signs, hang-10 gestures, friendly waves, honked horns and shouts of “you go” that we got.

One more reason to Vote Blue on November 3. Vote Biden/Harris to safeguard, among other pillars of our democracy, the Post Office.