Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Campaigning In a Small Town

Tuesday is Election Day
Throughout the United States
From the Presidential Election
down to the "dog catcher" in little towns and villages.

When we lived in the city, we never saw anyone who ran for office
Campaigning was not "grass roots"
It was slick and you went to see the candidate
The candidate never came to see you!

But in little towns, that's just not true
And one of the candidates stopped by Linderhof
this week -- they'd like to leave a sign, they said.

And when anyone stops by, I always put the kettle on.

My everyday tea pot and Spode blue and white.   For a tea for a candidate I should have had a red teapot so that the table would have been red, white and blue -- or perhaps some red napkins!

We visited in the breakfast room
over cups of tea and slices of pumpkin bread

Alas, not my pumpkin bread, but Mary's from the Farmer's Market

October and November, after all, are pumpkin months!

Have you noticed that all campaign signs are red, white and blue?
If I ran for office, my campaign signs would be ORANGE!

And the front of Linderhof --

It sports signs from the candidates that we support.

Local elections all --

County Commissioner, Treasurer and State Representative.

Those candidates will get our vote on Tuesday.

For I'm a traditionalist

And even though we can vote early, 

we chose not to,

preferring instead to go to the polls on Election Day.


Pondside said...

Well, orange is the colour always used by one of our major political parties up here - the New Democratic Party - the one that traditionally represents the more socialist view. You might want to re-think! :)

Martha said...

Oops! How about purple?

Rebecca said...

I like the uniqueness of politics - small town style. And I, too, choose to vote on election day :)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I thought about voting early but I love the energy in the room when I go and am always proud to wear my "I voted" sticker at work.

Lottie said...

Gosh, we get to stand in line and visit with all our neighbors. Who would want to miss that!

On Crooked Creek said...

Bless you, dear friend!!!
If you ran for'd certainly get MY vote!!! I'd even drive you to put out your orange signs!!!

Bernideen said...

I think all the candidates know in influential you are...and want to take a peak inside this lovely place too!

Canadian Chickadee said...

In the State of Washington, we vote entirely by mail-in ballots statewide. There no longer are any polling places as such -- just the occasional lock box similar to a large mail collection box where ballots can be dropped off on the day of the election. (All the others must be postmarked on or before election day.)

I actually like the new system and don't miss going to the polls at all. It was too easy to put it off until it was too late to go, or for lines to be long and the doors to be closed and locked before everyone had a chance to vote. So the new system just seems more fair. My husband and I mailed our ballots last week.

Regarding the color of the campaign signs:
When they first started using red for Republicans and blue for Democrats, someone wrote an editorial in our local paper that s/he looked forward to the day when all the states would be purple, a combination of red and blue, and that as a result we would all be able to get along. I wonder if it will ever come to that? This has been such a contentious year, I'd like to think so!