Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Monday was a long day as we headed up to Jefferson City. After we got there we checked into our room which was just about 2 blocks over from the Capitol. We went and had diiner at Ponderosa and then to the movies and saw Pacifer. It was pretty funny! We got back to the room it was dark and when you looked over at the Capitol the lights looming around it where so pretty, such a soft glow of warmth. Then we went into wind down for the night except I couldn't seem to wind down so we went to the Leopard Lounge and had a couple of drinks and that seemed to help.

Memory Day
We got to the Capitol at about 9:15 and meet in Representative Connie Johnsons office and soon we were escourted by our local County Representative Mike Cunningham. He was a really warm person and gave a fairly quick but awesome tour of the Capital taking us into the Session Room where we would meet again later. Then he showed us all of the creativity and artwork that was surrounded by those beautifully enhanced stone and marble walls. Soon it was time to go back to the Senate Session Room where the ceremony would begin. There was 5 special acknowledgements with me being 1 of them. It was quite an honor when I was presented the Proclamation Award of Advocacy for Alzheimer's Disease by the House Speaker and I presented him with a copy of Young Hope. It was an HONOR! After the session was over, we met up with our group in the Rotunda to prepare for our legislative visits. The opening statement was given by our Chapter Patty Ingle. I seen many acquaintances form the past year and embarrassed to admit but i did not remember some as I felt I should have. Then we had lunch and wrapped up the day. As Allen and I were walking back to the car, I said to him, "I don't remember seeing some of the group at the beginning until the end." He assured me that they were there the whole time. As we don't get to pick and choose what we remember with this disease, I do hope this is one that I don't soon forget!
Take care and God Bless!
Love Always, Tracy

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