Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Make Your Uncle Smile!

Today's Wonder of the World is...The Vote!

Flickr photo by Rhythm Junkie
Hey Uncle Sam!

For some crazy reason, some beautiful people from all over the world have bumbled into my blog!
(Hey there gorgeous! Yes, I mean you! I'm so lucky and happy you're here!)
A few of you even come here on purpose! Have I told you lately that I love you?
But as you can see, today's blog is especially for my fellow Americans.

BUT WAIT! Don't leave! There's a video you'll love at the end!
And there's cookies! Here, have one!

Flickr photo by desertculinary
Make yourself comfy. I've just got a short message for my fellow countrymen.
It won't take but a sec.

Guess what time it is?

Flickr photo by citywalker
Time to vote!

What?
You're too busy?
Come now.
If this guy can take a voting break during prime acorn collecting season...

Flickr photo by squirrelqueen
surely we can do the same!

That's all, folks!
Now for the video!
No matter whether you're red or blue, I've got a video that will make you smile!
I discovered these kids last Thursday, and my boys and I have been singing this song ever since!
Enjoy!

There's a Time magazine article on the kids, here, and you can find the complete lyrics here, in case you miss some words!
Have a wonder-full Tuesday everyone!
Love, Becky

14 comments:

Bobbie said...

That was incredibly moving to me. Thanks for sharing that video and reminding us all why we're voting. It's not just for our generation, it's theirs. Thank you thank you thank you.

JaxPop said...

Yesterday you posted a picture of your grandfathers grave in Normandy. He was one of many that gave his life to help preserve the freedom that we have (& often take for granted) to share opinions and make our voices heard. Studying the issues, understanding the positions of the candidates & standing in line to make an informed decision by casting a ballot may involve some effort - but a high price was paid for us to have that right.

Barb said...

Hi Becky,

Love the video. I saw it last week and it brought tears to my eyes. That is our future.
I am getting ready to head out to stand in line today to cast my vote.
God Bless America.

hugs,
Barb

TattingChic said...

This is a lovely post to encourage us all to vote...now, I've got to go get ready and go VOTE, myself!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I really want to make some sarcastic comment right now... like I only voted because I wanted my free donut and Starbucks coffee, but my eyes are welling up with tears, so I can't. Thanks for sharing the video.

Rosemary said...

Have a great day Rebecca!!
Rosemary
California is the weird state. Our presidential vote doesn't really count. The measures do though.

Suzie said...

I did it I voted. It took an hour and a half but I did it. now I deserve a cookie

CC said...

Yeah!!!! Go vote. I voted weeks ago by mail. ;)

liquidambar said...

Uncle Sam looks a bit squirrelly in one of those photos. ;-)

Yes, I voted. How could I not?

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

My daughter sent me that same video last week. I watched it 3 times!!

dana said...

Loved your post today---well, I always do--thank you.

God Bless America.

Dana

Alex said...

I so like the squirel! :) I appreciated the reminder via the video. It was a good reminder why all of us should be voting.

*hugs*

May Vanderbilt said...

Sam I am! I voted absentee ballot and Starbucks still gave me a free coffee. Class act!

Susan Sandmore said...

What an adorable video! Thanks for sharing. Do you know, I went to school with Ron Clark and everytime I see another good thing he's done, it makes me proud (though I had nothing to do with it! ;) ).