Inauguration Day!

Note from Pat:
I'm off to meet a friend and join a crowd of strangers to watch the inauguration from St. Louis.  Historic moments need to be shared with others.  So, what is everyone else doing to acknowledge history in the making? 

50 thoughts on “Inauguration Day!”

  1. THough I’m only about an hour from DC (if traffic was normal!), I watched the inauguration in my nice warm den with my sweetie and a roving assortment of cats. It was the first time I’ve ever watched an inauguration. I supplied myself with several Kleenex for sentimental tears. And used them. 🙂
    It’s a grand new day a’dawning–
    Mary Jo

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  2. THough I’m only about an hour from DC (if traffic was normal!), I watched the inauguration in my nice warm den with my sweetie and a roving assortment of cats. It was the first time I’ve ever watched an inauguration. I supplied myself with several Kleenex for sentimental tears. And used them. 🙂
    It’s a grand new day a’dawning–
    Mary Jo

    Reply
  3. THough I’m only about an hour from DC (if traffic was normal!), I watched the inauguration in my nice warm den with my sweetie and a roving assortment of cats. It was the first time I’ve ever watched an inauguration. I supplied myself with several Kleenex for sentimental tears. And used them. 🙂
    It’s a grand new day a’dawning–
    Mary Jo

    Reply
  4. THough I’m only about an hour from DC (if traffic was normal!), I watched the inauguration in my nice warm den with my sweetie and a roving assortment of cats. It was the first time I’ve ever watched an inauguration. I supplied myself with several Kleenex for sentimental tears. And used them. 🙂
    It’s a grand new day a’dawning–
    Mary Jo

    Reply
  5. THough I’m only about an hour from DC (if traffic was normal!), I watched the inauguration in my nice warm den with my sweetie and a roving assortment of cats. It was the first time I’ve ever watched an inauguration. I supplied myself with several Kleenex for sentimental tears. And used them. 🙂
    It’s a grand new day a’dawning–
    Mary Jo

    Reply
  6. My husband managed to get a ticket to the inauguration, so he went down to the Mall. Even with a ticket, his section was too far away to see anything directly, but he managed to place himself by a jumbotron so could see and hear what went on, and in the end he felt he took part in history. I worked from home but took off a few hours to go to Politics & Prose, our local independent bookstore. They set up TVs, had a popcorn machine, and at the end served champagne. For me it was a lovely compromise between the crowds at the Mall and watching it by myself at home — a definite sense of a shared event with a like-minded community, but no long commute or standing in the cold.

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  7. My husband managed to get a ticket to the inauguration, so he went down to the Mall. Even with a ticket, his section was too far away to see anything directly, but he managed to place himself by a jumbotron so could see and hear what went on, and in the end he felt he took part in history. I worked from home but took off a few hours to go to Politics & Prose, our local independent bookstore. They set up TVs, had a popcorn machine, and at the end served champagne. For me it was a lovely compromise between the crowds at the Mall and watching it by myself at home — a definite sense of a shared event with a like-minded community, but no long commute or standing in the cold.

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  8. My husband managed to get a ticket to the inauguration, so he went down to the Mall. Even with a ticket, his section was too far away to see anything directly, but he managed to place himself by a jumbotron so could see and hear what went on, and in the end he felt he took part in history. I worked from home but took off a few hours to go to Politics & Prose, our local independent bookstore. They set up TVs, had a popcorn machine, and at the end served champagne. For me it was a lovely compromise between the crowds at the Mall and watching it by myself at home — a definite sense of a shared event with a like-minded community, but no long commute or standing in the cold.

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  9. My husband managed to get a ticket to the inauguration, so he went down to the Mall. Even with a ticket, his section was too far away to see anything directly, but he managed to place himself by a jumbotron so could see and hear what went on, and in the end he felt he took part in history. I worked from home but took off a few hours to go to Politics & Prose, our local independent bookstore. They set up TVs, had a popcorn machine, and at the end served champagne. For me it was a lovely compromise between the crowds at the Mall and watching it by myself at home — a definite sense of a shared event with a like-minded community, but no long commute or standing in the cold.

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  10. My husband managed to get a ticket to the inauguration, so he went down to the Mall. Even with a ticket, his section was too far away to see anything directly, but he managed to place himself by a jumbotron so could see and hear what went on, and in the end he felt he took part in history. I worked from home but took off a few hours to go to Politics & Prose, our local independent bookstore. They set up TVs, had a popcorn machine, and at the end served champagne. For me it was a lovely compromise between the crowds at the Mall and watching it by myself at home — a definite sense of a shared event with a like-minded community, but no long commute or standing in the cold.

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  11. After watching it with one of the kids (the other was supposed to see it at school but they turned it off, so I saved a copy for her) we went to the County Fair – which was deserted. It’s cold, people are broke, but you know what? It called for spun sugar and candy apples. It was a day to party and in my house, that means a midway.

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  12. After watching it with one of the kids (the other was supposed to see it at school but they turned it off, so I saved a copy for her) we went to the County Fair – which was deserted. It’s cold, people are broke, but you know what? It called for spun sugar and candy apples. It was a day to party and in my house, that means a midway.

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  13. After watching it with one of the kids (the other was supposed to see it at school but they turned it off, so I saved a copy for her) we went to the County Fair – which was deserted. It’s cold, people are broke, but you know what? It called for spun sugar and candy apples. It was a day to party and in my house, that means a midway.

    Reply
  14. After watching it with one of the kids (the other was supposed to see it at school but they turned it off, so I saved a copy for her) we went to the County Fair – which was deserted. It’s cold, people are broke, but you know what? It called for spun sugar and candy apples. It was a day to party and in my house, that means a midway.

    Reply
  15. After watching it with one of the kids (the other was supposed to see it at school but they turned it off, so I saved a copy for her) we went to the County Fair – which was deserted. It’s cold, people are broke, but you know what? It called for spun sugar and candy apples. It was a day to party and in my house, that means a midway.

    Reply
  16. For the first time in my life I wished I were an American! What a wonderful, dignified spectacle although I can’t believe no one has changed the date to June instead of January! I was also moved to tears and loved hearing the stories from the people who grew up in the segregation era and watched one of their own take the oath. Congratulations to the Americans on this board on your new president, you did well to pick him. The world thanks you!

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  17. For the first time in my life I wished I were an American! What a wonderful, dignified spectacle although I can’t believe no one has changed the date to June instead of January! I was also moved to tears and loved hearing the stories from the people who grew up in the segregation era and watched one of their own take the oath. Congratulations to the Americans on this board on your new president, you did well to pick him. The world thanks you!

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  18. For the first time in my life I wished I were an American! What a wonderful, dignified spectacle although I can’t believe no one has changed the date to June instead of January! I was also moved to tears and loved hearing the stories from the people who grew up in the segregation era and watched one of their own take the oath. Congratulations to the Americans on this board on your new president, you did well to pick him. The world thanks you!

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  19. For the first time in my life I wished I were an American! What a wonderful, dignified spectacle although I can’t believe no one has changed the date to June instead of January! I was also moved to tears and loved hearing the stories from the people who grew up in the segregation era and watched one of their own take the oath. Congratulations to the Americans on this board on your new president, you did well to pick him. The world thanks you!

    Reply
  20. For the first time in my life I wished I were an American! What a wonderful, dignified spectacle although I can’t believe no one has changed the date to June instead of January! I was also moved to tears and loved hearing the stories from the people who grew up in the segregation era and watched one of their own take the oath. Congratulations to the Americans on this board on your new president, you did well to pick him. The world thanks you!

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  21. Lix, you have a County Fair in winter? How cool is that? Celebration time–that’s the way I viewed it.
    And Sue, our process doesn’t always work. Filthy lucre steals men’s souls sometimes. But this election was a true revolution, and I’m proud to have seen it. (and DC in July is so humid and hot, people would be passing out–we are not a temperate country!)

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  22. Lix, you have a County Fair in winter? How cool is that? Celebration time–that’s the way I viewed it.
    And Sue, our process doesn’t always work. Filthy lucre steals men’s souls sometimes. But this election was a true revolution, and I’m proud to have seen it. (and DC in July is so humid and hot, people would be passing out–we are not a temperate country!)

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  23. Lix, you have a County Fair in winter? How cool is that? Celebration time–that’s the way I viewed it.
    And Sue, our process doesn’t always work. Filthy lucre steals men’s souls sometimes. But this election was a true revolution, and I’m proud to have seen it. (and DC in July is so humid and hot, people would be passing out–we are not a temperate country!)

    Reply
  24. Lix, you have a County Fair in winter? How cool is that? Celebration time–that’s the way I viewed it.
    And Sue, our process doesn’t always work. Filthy lucre steals men’s souls sometimes. But this election was a true revolution, and I’m proud to have seen it. (and DC in July is so humid and hot, people would be passing out–we are not a temperate country!)

    Reply
  25. Lix, you have a County Fair in winter? How cool is that? Celebration time–that’s the way I viewed it.
    And Sue, our process doesn’t always work. Filthy lucre steals men’s souls sometimes. But this election was a true revolution, and I’m proud to have seen it. (and DC in July is so humid and hot, people would be passing out–we are not a temperate country!)

    Reply

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