Tuesday, April 14, 2009

End of the Obamalac

The Obama's are in the White House and somethings can never be the same again. Thank goodness! Now it's time to move on so I'm having the decals removed Thursday from the Obamalac and my beautiful 1963 Cadillac will return to being a partner (since 1976) in enjoying my everyday life. My most important partner is my wife (since 1959) and she didn't complain when I showed the world my support for Obama. I did this once before when I covered my brand new 1964 Ford Falcon with Goldwater signs. I respected Barry then and Barack now. Michelle will share his new life and make us all so very, very proud.

Election night on Michigan Ave was thrilling and that thrill will last forever. I brought my butt off of the couch to support someone I had listened to and then believed in and I don't regret a minute of the time spent!

I want to thank the folks at Stick'Em Up Graphics Inc, downtown Rock Island IL, 820 4th Ave,(309) 794-9808 for the use of their skills that created the graphics. Also, Rich Brannen of Brannen's Automotive, 2100 5th Ave Moline IL, (309) 736-2680, kept the car going time after time with his great mind. And Free Land Auto Body, 2626 7th Ave, Rock Island, (309) 786-2208 provided upgrades to the pearl white paint job when required.

It was a great ride and I loved it, but more importantly, the country now has a President they can believe in. I was glad to be a very small part, but a part, of the transformation.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

END OF AN ERROR, January 20 2009

George W. Bush, citizen, leaves the White House for Texas.

The White House on Inaguration Day 2009

Barbara Marie Akers Miller has a smile and a heart that can't be beat. We've been married since 1961, the year our Prez was born! It was a very cold day but this change warmed all of us. PURPLE GATE was our entry point.

Marchal Sisters from France

I stopped the Obamalac because of the crowd on Michigan Avenue and they joined in the ride for a celebration of a lifetime, election night 2008!

April Friendly and Friends

April Friendly was indeed friendly to the world, creating memories this election eve. Everyone was happy, nice, and hopeful and she was a comet in the crowd!

Thierry Marchal from France

Thierry brought his family to Chicago to share in the exciting election evening with Barack Obama. I know I had a great time and I'm sure they did too based on his email below. It was a perfect night. Since the election fully one-third of the hits to this blog have been from France and their former colonies.

Hi Rich,

This is Thierry, the french guy who joined you with Meggie, Julia & Candice on Michigan Avenue on Nov the 4th for the "great day".
We will always keep a great souvenir of this day and especially of that cruise into the "Obamalac" across the streets of Chicago. We would like to really thank you for having make this moment possible and for your kindness. The girls have realized how lucky they were to be in your car a such historical day and I am sure they will always remember you and this day. The weather, the people, the happyness, everything has contributed to make this day a special day.

I also want to say how proud the entire world is for what the people of America have done on that election. We are sure that your choice and your wisdom will bring you some better days.

We cordially thank you again and hope to see you again,

God bless America and his people,


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Obama in Des Moines

Adam Larsen took this picture the night Obama and the Obamalac came to Des Moines to declare victory over Hillary last summer. After giving his speech his SUV roared by and I could see his out-stretched arm poked at me. Adam sent it to me tonight so here it is.