Talked with my mom and dad on the way home from work today and they informed me that they have received word that they do in fact have tickets to The Chosen One’s Inauguration Ceremony, and not only that, they get their choice of tickets to any ball they wish to attend. I told my mom that dad is going to have to buy a pair of shoes other than his tennis shoes (or slippers). Since he retired he refuses to dress up for anything and I think he’s thrown out all of his suits and dress shoes.
My dad worked hard for the President Elect, once driving his Cadillac nearly 200 miles in six degree weather with no heater and the rear window of the convertible top open because it was too cold to zip up. He was also the first person in the country handing out Obama for President buttons at the Senators swearing in ceremony back in 2004. It is still hard to imagine that a Goldwater Republican such as my father has changed so much that he is not only a Obama supporter, but is actually a friend of a sitting President who is a Democrat. You can read more about my dad’s journey these last five years at his blog.