It’s very hard to think about anything else, with this election looming. What must it be for you, who actually live there?
I can’t remember ever being so swept up in an election, even for Obama, for whom I voted and raised funds. I remember ’48, and a full-page photograph in Life Magazine which was for a while infamous, showing – what was his name? Governor Dewey! – in a boat of some sort, crossing New York Harbour or some such, labelled “The Next President of the United States”. Not.
Truman (who won that election – “Give ‘em hell, Harry!”) was a Good Thing, I think. He tried, I believe, to do something about health care, back then when then NHS was being established and it might actually have been possible in the USofA. I’d like to know the story. I suppose there are books. I remember (I was 12, when the war ended) the anti “socialised medicine” propaganda, especially in the Reader’s Digest. But where did I read that? Not at home. There, I vividly remember reading John Hersey’s “Hiroshima” in the New Yorker, in ’46. Nothing about health care there.
Little. My husband has been more demanding of late – cutting fingernails yesterday, and I fear it will be toenails today, I finished reading The Vicar of Wrexhill aloud to him yesterday – goodness! it’s good -- and will go on to R.C. Sherriff, “The Hopkins Manuscript” today. I’ll keep you posted.
But I’ve rounded the heel of the Kaffe Fassett sock, and almost finished the gusset decreases. And here at home I did indeed divide for the neck placket on the front of the half-brioche sweater last night. After a couple of rows, I became seriously afraid that I had committed myself to doing the buttonholes the men’s way (not that that would matter all that much) , but after a couple more rows I decided that, no, that decision won’t have to be made until the ribbing for the placket is actually cast on. I am a Blind Follower if ever there was one.
Tamar, I was very grateful for your comment yesterday, and your opinion that my Knitzi hasn’t really been too long absent. I’ll leave it until the middle of next week – after the election – and then start worrying again, if need be.
Here’s a delicious list of possible hats to knit. I’ll have to go back to my Christmas list, mentioned yesterday, and see who hasn’t had a hat recently.