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Obama Hat !!! Forward For Four More Years
Where's Obama hat?
This has been the rallying call around my house. I shout to my wife from across the room, "Obama hat!". We both laugh at the inside joke.
During 2008's election my daughter and I were out searching for Obama hats and bumped into a lady headed to a Chicago rally. We bought two, the one pictured above now on my son's head, and another bedazzled bust-image of President Obama. My daughter's tastes have since changed but my son likes the red one, a lot.
For weeks as our Wisconsin autumn has dropped the mercury we've been making sure our son gets a hat. "Where's that red Obama hat?"
Then we'd put it on him and shout out together "OBAMA!!!"
Then we'd laugh a little. Sometimes in my tribal First Nations tradition I call him Little Growling Bear because he does that, and the same with the word "Obama" in a growl.
In the past few days my wife and I have noticed he also calls every hat "Obama hat." We put the blaze-orange hat on, he shouts "Obama hat!" We put the hat with the ear covers on and it's "Obama hat." Or if we head out the door without a hat its, "Need Obama hat!"
So this has been the positive, light hearted cheer we've been giving to each other these last few days and now hours before the election.
For my family it's been a great four years Mr.Obama. Buying our first home. Starting a new small business. Not going bankrupt having a son. All the while our incomes, independence and autonomy rising some too.
According to David Horsey in his article- Our First Hawaiian President he has heard that Michelle Obama said, "You cannot understand her husband unless you understand Hawaii."
Having been born though not raised in Hawaii, I still find a Mahalo Hawaiian President to be inline with my expectations, compromises and all. Horsey goes on to observe that though we think of Barack Obama as our first African-American President, and a President who was carved out of Chicago culture, he is in fact a Hawaiian at heart. So from one Hawaiian to another Mahalo! ...and Obama Papale! (Obama hat in Hawaiian)
It will happen tomorrow, probably just as we leave to vote. I know I'll say "Time to go for a drive."
"OBAMA HAT !"
Bedazzled Obama hat
33rpm Obama hat!
David Horsey's article mentioned above...
- David Horsey- Our first Hawaiian president - Democratic Underground
David Horsey- Our first Hawaiian president
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