Tuesday, January 20, 2009

We watched President Obama's inauguration at teatime here in the UK - I made my kids sit and watch history being made.
A normally incredibly composed man stumbled over his oath showing an endearing human side to his usually polished exterior
But the most moving part for me was explaining the significance of all this to my children
As a 1960 baby I can only slightly remember the notable events of the 1960s
But I am still overawed at how far things have come in 40+ years
Long may that progress continue
A truly momentous day


Diane said...

Amen! It was a proud day for America.

Julie said...

It was a momentous day. We took our students into the media center and watched.

Cascade Lily said...

Hear, hear Anne

Lindah said...

Thank you for your words, Anne. It was truly a moving day. I am still in awe. May it be the beginning of much healing in this land.

Ali Honey said...

Yes, a great moment in History. I hope he is able to make changes for the good of the world. I wish him well.

jovaliquilts said...

I can't tell you how happy it makes me that the rest of the world is rejoicing with us! I was glued all day and night to the inaugural events, and just couldn't keep from shedding tears of joy and wonder. It really is such a hopeful thing for us all!

Nancy said...

On Saturday night my daughter and her family were visiting us, and I found myself telling her about a time when I was a little girl in the 50s. Our family had taken a vacation trip to the South, and I clearly remember seeing FOUR restrooms and TWO water fountains, and they were all being used as designated. My daughter was incredulous. Our country has come very, very far. And there is farther still to travel.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I rallied up my girls to watch it too...it will definitely be one of those "where were you when" moments.

I heard an amusing story in the playground this morning. One of the mothers rounded up her son to watch and she told him "This man is one of the most famous men in the world" to which the child of 5 replied..."hmm, yeah but he's not as famous as God!" :o)

You can't beat that!

meggie said...

Truly a History making day! Very moving.
I think the wishes of great good for this new President are all over the world.