What a day to be in America!

Yep, I was here on this day of all days. I held some fairly strong opinions when I ventured over here fron New Zealand. Our media and Trump himself, have been filling us with mingled awe and horror in the leadup to this election. HOWEVER, I had the very great privilege of staying with friends and family from both sides since I got here, and my voice has grown much less strident until I actually stopped to listen to what the dear souls who live here had to say. The general feeling has been that there are two weevils …

… neither one much better than the other. Today’s outcome was a shock to many, but the people around me right now, are quietly relieved that a republican congress has replaced the much more liberal democrat one, and perhaps – in the long term – the VP will be more than he presently is. 

I don’t know. I am glad I got to hear so many sides expressed without needing to push my own views. If indeed, the lesser of two weevils has been picked, then I hope everyone in supporting roles in this government manage to keep the ship afloat, and Americans cling as hard as they can to the freedoms and spirit that made them who they are. It matters to those of us in the far out reaches on the corner of the world map a great deal, too.

That’s it from me. I barely have a political bone in my body so don’t tear me apart for expressing something here. I felt that since I was here in Florida on THIS day, I should. God bless America! 


  1. bigdoh · November 10, 2016

    What a day, indeed! People are walking around in a shell-shocked daze, myself included. Canada’s borders had record breaking traffic. Some of my family has decided to pack up and move back to Scotland, taking my beloved grandson with them. I had to step back and realize that life will go on. We need to give our President elect a chance. This is America. We have our Constitution to guide us.I love my country and I’ll stay and hope that we can all come together somehow. I’m not giving in to despair. That’s giving up and I’ve never given up on anything. I’m glad you were here for that historical/hysterical day,Jenny! You should write a book. Wait! You have! Write another one!xx

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    • jennyjeffries · November 10, 2016

      Nicely put, Karen, and I agree with and love your sentiments. I hope they weren’t serious!


  2. Vicki Carver · November 10, 2016

    Yes as l live in Australia l am veru glad it is finally over

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  3. Carol Pickersgill · November 11, 2016

    We are going to need it. I am absolutely petrified. I can only pray that I am proven wrong.

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