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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - October 20th

1871: Frederick Burton, who starred with Ginger in the film “Broadway Bad” (as Robert North, Sr.), was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1885: Purnell Pratt, who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Collins) and “A Shriek in the Night” (as Police Inspector Russell), was born in Bethel, Illinois.

1904: Marian Nixon, who starred with Ginger in the film “Chance at Heaven” (as Glory Franklyn), was born in Superior, Wisconsin.

1955: Frank Darien (born Frank Guderian), who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tip-Off” (as Edna’s Uncle), “Professional Sweetheart” (as Appleby), “Roxie Hart” (as Michael Finnegan), and “Tales of Manhattan” (as Elsa’s Old Father), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 79.

1956: Clay Clement (born Claudius Geiger), who starred with Ginger in the films “Don’t Bet on Love” (as Arnold Ross, Attorney at Law) and “Upperworld” (as Medical Examiner), died in Watertown, New York, at the age of 68.

1990: Joel McCrea, who starred with Ginger in the films “Chance at Heaven” (as Blackstone ‘Blacky’ Gorman) and “Primrose Path” (as Ed Wallace), died in Woodland Hills - Los Angeles, California, at the age of 84.

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November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 A.M. Vivacious Lady
November 6-7, 2017 @ 12:00 A.M. Tender Comrade

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Monday, November 7, 2016

ELECTION TIME...VOTE GINGER!!!

...well, not really... although if I ever wanted to 'write-in' someone given the 'true' choices this go-round, THIS would definitely be the year... hmmmm....

...OK, y'all know I NEVER talk about politics here at Gingerology, or over on FB, as I am generally not immersed in the political system - I just know the basic facts and try to avoid too much of the 'analysis'... but... as this is truly one of the most important elections EVER (they are all important, tho, right?) I HAVE been watching and listening a good bit more - and here's my thoughts about it.

We truly do not have a great option.

BUT... ya GOTTA vote... it's your civic duty...no scratch that - it's your PRIVILEGE as an American citizen, which was secured by generations of fighting men and women in war, as well as on the home-front, who have kept this country free, and who fought for equal voting rights for ALL.

Case in point: The U.S. had just passed the 19th Amendment allowing women to vote about 10-12 years before Ginger's point in time was captured above, when she became old enough to register.

We all know Ginger's leanings politically, and hey, generally, I'm with her (pardon the current candidate slogan pun...). But it would have been interesting to know what Ginger would have thought about a female candidate, political leanings notwithstanding... it is a great thing to see 'diversity' in the political system, to the level of president... and a female president would be GREAT, in my opinion... just... ANOTHER one... without the issues... and issues.... and... issues.

As to the other candidate... he is touted as a 'change agent', which sounds pretty great on the surface, but... who knows how all of that will play out? I'm for some of his ideas, not as big on others (I'll let y'all guess those)... but... it is pretty hard to overlook his faults... needs to think before speaking, although his supporters like his 'straightforward' attitude... but...dudes who marginalize / trivialize women are not too high on my list, y'all... 

So... quite the conundrum, eh?

The answer?

...it's a real Jenny type of decision, with the potential for horrific consequences if indecisive...

...Actually, the answer is THIS... the only wrong decision you can make is... NOT VOTING...

Remember, it's a BIG part of what it means to be an American.

SO, hold your nose,  flip a coin if you have to, and VOTE... heck, there's a couple of local amendments here which are big to me (Local folks vote YES on Amendment 14 in Alabama!) so that is enough reason to stand in line... again... exercise your right and privilege which others fought for you to have!!!

OK, my once every four years political rant is over...

If all else fails, just...

Keep It Gingery,Y'all!

Hu
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2 comments:

  1. Pretty much agree with ya, Hu! At our house, we settle the coin flipping by going to the next step.... The Vice President. As odds are higher than usual that whoever is elected may face some age related issues while in office, the Veep takes on added importance. Think of Ike after his heart attack.... I expect to stand in line quite a while on Tuesday. Actually love it, as you get to see so many of your neighbors that way!! I like your first idea - VOTE GINGER!! Happy Election Day! (We Hope!!)

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