I am so sorry I missed the Democrat National Convention in Charlotte NC. I filled out all the paperwork to volunteer and was accepted into their communications center. Unfortunately it was a long vetting process and I did not hear back in time that I was accepted, and I made other plans.
Last year for my birthday my son gave me money for round trip tickets to San Diego, Ca., and also to pay for half of a ticket for my Mom (her birthday is two days after mine, I paid for the other half). My aunt, from my Mom’s side, was also going to be visiting from Germany around the time we planned to go to Ca., so I made plans to go to NY a week earlier so I can see her.
A strange thing happened to me while booking the tickets and this is really strange, LaGuardia came up as cheap round trip tickets, and the layover was in Charlotte. Well being from NC I called US Airways to see if I can purchase my ticket out of Charlotte, instead of going all the way to NY. It would have cost me almost $500.00 versus the $250.00 out of LaGuardia, so I declined, and even with my flight to Stewart Airport in Newburgh NY I still saved $150.00.
It was while I was in NY when I received the call from President Obama’s staff that I was accepted into the volunteer program along with a weeks stay in a hotel. I sadly had to call them back and decline the offer. Oh only if it had come three weeks earlier!
Being that I have been seeing and visiting a ton of family and my Dad is staunchly anti-Obama, I have missed all the speeches. I am hoping to catch up on some of the speeches while I am in Ca. and relaxing on the beach or our verandah. The President’s speech is taped on my DVR in case I don’t have time out there, because the main three I want to listen to are Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, and the woman governor (I can’t remember her name).
Once I watch them I will have some commentaries and comparisons to the Republican National Convention. In the meantime I am going to sign off and enjoy the rest of my flight to sunny southern Cal.
Cathy von Hassel-Davies