But can she knit?
Tuesday August 11th 2020, 8:36 pm
Filed under: Life,LYS,Politics

In my mother’s day it was, But can she type?

My grandmother was a member and later president of the Congressional Wives’ Club back when the idea of a woman running for the Senate was considered unthinkable, when the wives were to wear proper white gloves and hats when calling upon one another and to support their important husbands.

Before their landlord priced them out during the first high tech boom, I used to drive to the biggest yarn store around, Straw Into Gold, in the western, flat part of Berkeley near the freeway, not far from the Oakland line. They had everything: spinning wheels, looms, classes, yarn in cones or skeins, and they were the American distributor for all things Ashford of wheel and loom fame.

Except parking. That could be a problem.

There was another warehouse-type building across the broken up alley from them that looked like it had been converted into housing, how legally so one could only guess. (This is not far from where the too-flammable Ghost Ship later came to be.) On its wall facing Straw, someone had written an angry warning, Do not pee against this wall because there are cameras and we will report you if you do.

This was not an incentive to spend too long around there once you walked out their door.

And that is the area around where Kamala Harris grew up, with UC Berkeley, where her mother was a researcher, up the road a bit.

And look where she is now.

I had two candidates I was undecided between and glad I didn’t have to make the final call–but when my daughter texted me to say it was Harris, something in me went YES!!! I knew. I just knew. Yes! She was the right choice and we will be well served having her as Vice President. I can’t wait.

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Yes! Oh please! Oh please! She’s got naysayers but I so hope the majority will vote in full support.

Comment by DebbieR 08.12.20 @ 6:22 am

Everyone has naysayers. Let’s hope the American public looks past the nasty campaign stuff to the real issues and who can do the job, then makes their voice heard.
Chris S

Comment by Chris S in Canada 08.12.20 @ 12:25 pm

I am so hopeful and yet so fearful. Come on, America, do this right!

Comment by ccr in MA 08.12.20 @ 1:47 pm

I think we are so hungry to have someone who is genuine, authentic, principled, and compassionate that there will be an upswell of support. She was the one we were hoping for.

Comment by Marian 08.12.20 @ 10:07 pm

I felt that heartspring, too.

Comment by twinsetellen 08.12.20 @ 10:59 pm

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