Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Well, the elections are over, and the Circus has come to Maine... for the next four years and maybe beyond. Growing up on Stevens, the voting booths were located at the Arbor Street Fire Station. We woke up on Election Day one year and gigantic shoe prints were painted in white leading to the station. On our way to school, we figured that the neighborhood had been overrun by giants from another world, wearing HUGE shoes, until someone mentioned it was voting day. And of course, all the footprints led to the fire station, where red, white and blue bunting was hanging just above the three doors. We all had a good chuckle on that one. We kids had been had! With "We Like Ike" signs everywhere, it was Eisenhower easily winning a second term.