Posted by: granny1947 | May 18, 2011

Granny casts her vote…and laughs

Hello All.

I stopped, to take the above pic, on my way home from work last night.
To show you how the mist was rolling in.
I have more.
If you are good I might show you.

So today we have local elections in this country.
Today’s results determine who runs our local area.
Or who DOESN’T run them.
I know my vote is going to do diddly squat.
However, if you don’t vote you can’t bitch.
And we all know how I like to bitch.
At least I can say I didn’t vote for the ruling catastrophe.

So Mex and I go to vote at about lunchtime.
We figured most people would be at home eating.
There was a line of about twelve people.
Nothing major.
We had hardly joined the queue when an official cam up to Mex and asked Mex to go with him.
Mex was puzzled but went along.
I tagged along out of curiosity.
The official then scanned in Mex’s ID book and directed him into the main room.
When I said I was with Mex they did the same to mine.

Mex muttered to me.
Why had he jumped the queue?
And the penny dropped.
And I burst out laughing.
“It’s your silver hair”
And your wrinkles.
But I didn’t say that.
Sometimes I can be kind.
He wasn’t too amused.
He is only 66.

The beach was beautiful.
Not a breath of wind.
Jasmine raced around like a crazy thing.
Scared the hell out of a couple of people.
I pretended I had never seen her before.

And now let me start supper.



  1. The photo of the mist is amazing. Glad you got to jump the queque.

    • Hello Maire…the queue was so short I had no problem waiting and felt guilty going to the front!

  2. Okay, I’ll be good….but only to see more of those amazing photos….

    A couple of years ago we had local school elections that included voting on a proposed school budget. An overwhelming majority voted against it. The Powers-That-Be said they had the authority to overrule the voting public – and they passed the budget. And this is in AMERICA. What happened to a government run BY the people?! Mere words on a fragile piece of paper….

    • So it isn’t just here but you don’t have our rampant corruption RD.

  3. Ahh there is a benefit to having silver hair after all!

    I have fixed the link for Alex if you wish to read and comment

    love P

    • Thanks Patrecia…I will go and look just now.

  4. I am going to cry… I am not on your list of those who visit from afar. I am in that far enough ?

    love p

    • Don’t feel bad Patrecia…I never put those names up….a friend did it for me…I don’t know how!!!

  5. people over 65 automatically get assistance andpreferential treatment. if you have a pensioners card you can pull the trick too. next election, just watch me do it with a shiny new pensioners card

    • Ahhhhh…but Sidey…they didn’t ASK how old he was!!!

  6. I have silver hair and wrinkles and nobody lead me to a quicker queue 😦

    • Oh come on Cindy…WHAT wrinkles???

  7. I absolutely love you photo’s! Wish there were places around here that beautiful!

    • I know Brenda…I never get tired of the scenery around here.

  8. Well done on voting and successfully impersonating a Senior Citizen!

    Ha, Jasmine is an amateur. My lot chased a woman into the sea with spectacular sound effects!

    • hehehe Col…and did you also pretend they weren’t yours????

  9. Pretty awesome mist! Makes for great atmosphere, right? Great post!

    • Thanks Hook…now I have to go back to the post to see which ones I posted…don’t want to repeat myself…I do that enough already.

  10. We walked along the marina at lunch today.
    A couple of dogs climbed into the fountain for a swim and a drink.

    I didn’t join them. 😀

    Glad that you voted so that you will be able to “speak your mind” in the future.

    • Nancy’s trying to impress you, Granny. She’s not normally so well behaved.

      • Ah Souldipper…so you know her well then?

      • I’m not saying a word . . .
        {{whistles innocently}} 😀

      • And you expect me to believe you NR?????

    • Hi NR…it was necessary…you don’t put your cross you have to shut up…not an option with me!

  11. Your pictures make me happy-calm. Or maybe it’s the vodka. No, wait… that’s right… I’ve always loved the beach, in any weather, and these are lovely photos! Happy to have visited your blog! I’d say I’ll be back, but I hesitate to quite Arnold Schwarzenegger right now…

    • Hi There Singlecell…raise your standards girl…you can to better than that!!!

  12. Poor Mex! 🙂 I left it till 6pm to vote and so did half of Maritzburg, queued for 50 minutes!

    • Oy Sue….so glad we didn’t have to do that…wait…we wouldn’t have had to wait anyway…lovely officials.

  13. Are you sure Mex doesn’t look pregnant? They let me vote early when I was heavy with child.

    • Hahaha Tilly…nope old and wrinkly!

  14. Age has its benefits 😉

    • Everything has it’s benefits Liane…if you look hard enough!

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