Oh, Linda

I cannot express to you the joy this response brought me tonight. I don’t claim to understand someone voting for Trump, but I know that my family is scattered mostly around rural Oklahoma and OILFIELD CENTRAL, in Texas and New Mexico, and I promise you a large portion of them voted for Trump. My mother and father included. There are a couple of reasons I know this, but I do not EVER bring it up (because I know that my mother is very regretful now and dad is gone). Some people will argue this with me but the only way politics will ever make me decide to cut someone out of my life is when they continually try to force their beliefs down my throat.

Do i wish they hadn’t voted Trump? Absolutely. But these days are going to keep passing no matter their reasons. It is what it is and I love my family.

And 84 is way beyond the age where personal belief systems are likely to shift. And so what if he voted for Trump for the worst reason possible?

He is your dad and no matter his politics, I bet his love for you is completely separate from his opinions about the government.

And you are so right; you do NOT want to be at odds about a thing you probably can’t convert him about anyway.

Just love him. Give him a call; hug him.

Do it for me.

Because when he’s gone, his stance on Donald Trump isn’t going to mean shit. Your memories and efforts and regrets will be all that’s there.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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