Friday, January 20, 2017


I was born and raised in Queens, NY.  Woodhaven to be exact, actually I still have some ties to Woodhaven.

The local boy I'm talking about did not actually live in Woodhaven, but his father helped to build that section of Queens.  He built many homes there and supported many of the local businesses.  He did live in Jamaica Estates, a short drive from Woodhaven.  I used to dream about living there, but could never afford it.

You have probably figured it out, the local boy I'm talking about is our new president, Donald J. Trump.  He wouldn't have been my first choice, but when he announced his candidacy, I was hooked.

I'm very pleased to call him President Trump. 

If only the children who have boycotted the inauguration would put their hurt feelings aside and attend this historic moment - the peaceful transfer of power.  There is time later for debate and arguments.  You may not like the president (I didn't like Obama),  but, if I had gotten the opportunity to attend his inauguration I would have, just to be a part of history.  And, although I didn't like our former president, but I did respect the office, and what it stands for.

Congratulations to our new president!

1 comment:

The Local Malcontent said...

Cathy, what a beautiful and sincere sentiment. Your post has made my day~!

Do you wonder why other New Yorkers, like yourself, didn't support Trump in the general election? Even there in Jersey... I would've thought that Donald Trump would've been a more popular candidate among local voters than the carpetbagger Hillary Clinton.

While it doesn't matter now, he's elected and all, do you feel in your heart that the opinions will change with time?

(( and incidentally, my wife and I replicated your soup/wine dinner, from two posts back,
over last weekend, and it was better than you led on!! Delicious and comforting!