My first thought, when I saw that the photohunt theme this week was party, was of a political party. The United States political parties are in the process of nominating a candidate for the general election. My daughter took the photograph below after she heard one of the candidates for the Democratic party speak, Senator Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton. At the same time she got to hear Former President William Jefferson Clinton speak.
One more shot and this is from a different kind of party. My maternal grandmother lived to be 103. For her 100th birthday all of her children (except my mom who died 14 years before the party), all of her grandchildren, and all of her great grandchildren gathered for her party. I like the shot below of my grandmother surrounded by her great grandchildren.In 1940 my grandmother and her husband were part of the Democratic Party's delegation that went to the convention which nominated President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for the third time. At my grandmother's funeral my uncle told stories that he heard from family friends who were part of the delegation that rode the train to the Democratic convention. My uncle said that his father was enjoying a party of a different kind from the political one. President Roosevelt ended prohibition during an earlier term, and according to my uncle there was quite a party going on during that train ride from the Appalachian mountains to the 1940 Democratic Convention in Chicago. I was named after my mother's father who died when she was two months old. Granddaddy Pat, the one who knew how to party on the way to the Democratic Party's convention, was my Grandmother's second husband.
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