Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A New Beginning

It's inauguration day in the United States!

This is primarily a food blog, so I'm going to resist the temptation to use this as a political soapbox.

But whatever your party affiliation, we have only one president and only one country. Let's all come together today and in the future to wish our new president and his family well. A little prayer wouldn't hurt either.

May he have years of good health and the wisdom to guide this country to a better place and to help make the world more peaceful, more prosperous, and safe for everyone who inhabits Mother Earth.

While I'm at it, let's also hope he helps to make Mother Earth a healthier place to live.

Now, time to celebrate.

"...that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863.


  1. Linda, "Casalba" doesn't do politics either, but this was a very moving post. (And I'm not even American!) Thanks. And, thanks also for visiting my site. Now, let's brace ourselves for a brighter future, but it isn't going to be easy and we can't expect miracles in one term. Best wishes, Sally

  2. Ciao Aunt Linda! I loved this post and love the feeling of hope we all as American's should believe in.
    I hope you are doing well and I will call you as we need to make plans soon!
    All my love and please keep up the great work on my mental Italian vacations (aka your wonderful blog)!!

  3. Linda, your are at home?!!!

    I thought that you would be busy in DC preparing President Obama's Inaugural Banquet!

    As you know, I was in DC for Kennedy's inaugural. I never made it to the banquet. But your banquets are undoubtedly better.

    I am sorry that I will not be able to join you to celebrate this inaugural at your table and by your fireside with Rich and the family. But let's plan for a banquet for Obama's next inaugural in 2013.


  4. Well said Linda! Hopefully there will be better days ahead for all!

  5. It was a very exciting day and I wish our new President Obama the very best! I am proud and hopeful!

  6. God bless America and the American! I am so proud of being American, and so proud of our new president.