Bossy grew up in a politically active family at a time when the country was smack dab in a climate of upheaval and transition because that’s how it was when dinosaurs roamed the earth, the end.
The first thing Bossy remembers about politics was in utero when she went knocking around some peace march or other, even though Bossy thinks it’s slightly pathetic when people use their children for their own political motivations.
The next thing Bossy remembers about politics took place in the kitchen. Namely it was something Bossy’s mom had written on the wall, right next to the place where spaghetti test strands remained stuck to the high ceiling:
Lively political conversations around the dinner table were a nightly occurrence, but the next thing Bossy actually remembers about politics
Jimmy Carter was the Governor of Georgia, and he was running for President, and Bossy knew everything there was to know about him, such as Jimmy Carter nearly tripped over Bossy’s 5th-grade boyfriend Jay when Bossy’s class trip somehow got tangled up in the middle of Jimmy Carter’s campaign day near Independence Mall — so when Jay found himself on the wrong side of the rope line he dashed across right as the candidate was coming through and so Jimmy Carter placed his hands on Jay’s shoulders and ushered him across to the other side and then he shook Bossy’s hand and now you understand all of the reasons Jimmy Carter was elected President according to Bossy.
The next thing Bossy remembers about politics was the morning after Ronald Reagan won his first term as President, and everyone Bossy knew flooded into libraries in order to research countries where they could relocate.
The next thing Bossy remembers about politics was meeting her husband him in a rope line even though sister mercy Bossy was not wearing a beret, which brings us to Barack O’Boyfriend.
Bossy can sum up her political history in this way: Seriously, people, go vote. You can’t talk without a voice.
Which is what today’s Ten-Word Challenge is all about. In exactly ten words , can you share a voting memory with Bossy and her council?
And be sure to check back later today for the best voting memories on the web.
And if you missed last week’s ten word challenge, Mensch/Not A Mensch, click there!