Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Today started early and lasted long

Today we went to Montgomery to visit the Legislature. It was quite exciting. It began by leaving my house at 6:15 am to meet at my work and drive by van with 8 seniors and a coworker to make sure our Senate and House remember Seniors. It was a lovely drive with nice conversations. I believe that us baby-boomers can learn alot from our elders if we listen. We got there 3 hours later and we went to the State House. Going in I kept setting off the medal detector so I had to step to the side and they used the wand on me and I said loudly its probably the underwire on my bra ( you can't take me anywhere)- it was actually my bracelets and jewelry, evidently real sterling silver will set it off. We went to the House of Representatives Gallery and that was cool, then we went to a conference room and both of our senators for North Alabama and all our Representatives came to talk to us- one of them was my 7th grade teacher. They are really in the middle of some bills that are controversial. They assured the seniors that they are looking out for their interests. We made them goody bags with chocolate and Starbucks coffee and Godiva frappacino drinks. We had lunch in the cafeteria and went to the Department of Senior Services office to see an award we (Alabama) have won that is called the Rosalyn Carter Award for working with Caregivers of the elderly. It was quite beautiful. We delivered all our gifts and started back home. WE stopped at the Peach Park in Clanton and had some homemade peach ice cream. YUMO

It was an interesting day and I believe everyone should visit their government sometime in their life. It puts a face to the people they serve.

I'm tired......hobnobbing with the big dogs sure is tiring:o)


Valarie said...

Sounds like you had an exciting day. Which one was your teacher?

We stopped in Clanton the last time we went through there and had some peach ice cream. It was really good. :)

Lorie said...

Butch Taylor was one of my 7th grade teachers.
That makes him old huh? :o)