My Mom called me from her cell phone at about 11:15, this morning.
"I'm over at the Democratic Headquarters. They don't have any of the 'Veteran for Kerry' buttons or signs. Could you order me some off the internet?"
Mom is a veteran.
She was in the Marines during the Korean War. She gave me a cute stuffed bear a few years ago that has a tee-shirt proclaiming "My Mother Wore Combat Boots".
I don't know if she ever wore combat boots but I do recall a group photo taken during Basic at Parris Island. Each woman was perfectly permed and wearing red lipstick. They wore stockings and smart-looking wool uniforms with peplums. Beneath it all, of course, they wore the requisite foundation garments, including girdles. And sensible heels.
On Parris Island.
Now, those were some tough women!