I've been thinking about the generations of Southern women I grew up knowing. The women who helped form and shape me. Women who could eat bar-b-q ribs with a knife and fork while wearing white gloves and remain spotless. Women who could speak truth to power. I loved them and I miss them. I'm also one of them and that makes me proud. Yes, my silver pattern was picked out at birth, I know all the rules of proper etiquette, I know what is appropriate though I don't always write thank you notes (mother, forgive me.)
I was listening to NPR and heard a gentleman talking about buying a new computer. When he asked Mac folk about Macs they told him all the wonderful things about their computer. When he asked PC folk about PCs they told him all the things wrong with Macs. This presidential election is similar. Democrats can tell you all the wonderful things about Obama and his plans for the nation. Republicans can only tell you what is wrong with Obama.