Today is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania. My ballot has already been filled-out, securely mailed-back to the Board of Elections, and has been marked as "received" in the system. That was easy! But my responsibility is far from over. As a volunteer election poll worker, I am tasked with reporting-for-duty at 6:00 am. The polls open at 7:00 am and I will be manning my post until the polls close at 8:00 pm. It will then be another 90 minutes of closing down—shutting-down the machines, packing and securing the ballots, and breaking-down the tables and equipment—before I can head for home (and flip-on the television election returns). It's a long day and it sometimes ends in disappointment. Nevertheless, voting is the most important responsibility (and opportunity) in American Democracy and I'm happy to play a (very) small part in helping it to happen.
The set of four glasses above, made in the Fifties, shows a bucking Democratic Donkey kicking-up his heels, while the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania floats behind him. Click on the photo above to learn more about them.
Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well! Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (www.LEOdesignNYC.com).
We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques (www.mahlaantiques.com) or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com).
Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only). 917-446-4248