by Kirby Congdon…….
When my mother showed me pictures of the hopeful candidates for the Presidency I, being a conservative, indicated my preference and pointed at the portrait of Herbert Hoover who was featured on the front page with Franklin Delano Roosevelt. I managed to get over my disappointment, being very young. When I grew older, a high school teacher had a piece of furniture with legs that was a radio about three feet high with elaborate embroidery a few feet square covering the speaker. We were allowed to hear this same President announce his declaration of war for which I was drafted after my graduation. So I know all about the trauma that can be involved in these presidential elections because Harry Truman had to take over when Roosevelt died in the middle of everything. Then President Kennedy was shot. After that, Donald Trump threatened to start shooting on Main Street because no one cared what he did, right or wrong. At four o’clock in the morning, of all times, he was elected President too. It really is hard to keep up with everything, isn’t it?