Friday, February 15, 2008

Dedication

For some reason election days are often plagued by nasty weather, and this past Tuesday was no exception. On his way home from the U Street Metro Mr. 14th & You wiped out on the icy sidewalk. At first nothing felt hurt except for his pride and his knee, but as he walked the last block home he felt a twinge in his elbow. By the time he walked in our door, his face was contorted in pain, and I had to help him take off his coat and sports jacket. Yet, a half hour after returning home, he still went out to vote though his arm was swelling by the minute. We shuffled the two blocks to our poling place barely lifting our feet from the ground in order to be two of the over 77,000 DC residents to vote for Barack Obama. As Mr. 14th & You stated, if it had been any other candidate vying for the nomination, there is no way he would have gone out on Tuesday night.

We discovered this morning at the orthopedist's office that Mr. 14th & You has fractured his elbow in two different places and will be recovering for the next six weeks. But he still managed to be in the approximately 17 percent of DC residents to vote for Obama. Whomever you are backing in the presidential election, you now have no excuse not to show up at your poling place in November.

2 comments:

Amanda said...

Did he fall at 14th and R?

Mr. 14th & You said...

14th and S actually, in front of the school on an icy patch of brick sidewalk. I almost did it again at 14th and R though, again on the brick. It was just a bad night all around...