Monday, October 20, 2008

Oh, holy shit

Tears rolling down my face:

106 years old and still gets out to vote.

The African-American centenarian remembers a time not long ago when she was barred from voting because of her race. Now she hopes to see the day that Obama is elected as the nation's first black president.

"I ain't got time to die," Cooper said with a smile.

1 comment:

Dharmonia said...

Race ain't all -- she remembers a time when she couldn't vote because she was a woman. Yes, people - in your great-grandma's lifetime. Or grandma, in my case. If you're over 70, maybe even your ma.
No excuse not to go out and do it - just no excuse at all. This news story made me cry too.