Taking Back the USA

January 4, 2009

On yet another snowy Portland night come this news in a flier left on our front porch: neighbors up the street are holding an Inauguration Night Party and Parade.

Besides dinner, patriotic songs, and apple pie for dessert, we’re invited to carry President Obama signs and American flags, and bang on pots and pans in a march through our Irvington neighorhood. Of course I’ll be there with Suzame and Atticus and our Obama painting in hand.

If there were similar grassroots gatherings after other presidential inaugurations during my life, I’ve not heard of them. As the flier says, “It’s time to party! We’re taking back these United States of America!”