by Freida Marie Crump
Greetings from the Ridge.
It was a hard bargain, but I won. Herb agreed to go to Barack Obama’s Presidential announcement as long as we stayed in a hotel named after a Republican.
8:30 p.m. We check in to the Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield, Ill. Stood in line behind “Texans for Obama.” The leader wears an Obama-rama sweatshirt. Herb thinks it’s a ride at Disney.