Not cowed by the election process

Since I am on the cusp of leaving the bucolic delights of the Sabine Farm for the activity and rapid pace of the City, this morning I remembered I needed to get an absentee ballot for the upcoming election.  I had the pleasure of a decidedly American experience of driving over to house of the clerk of the little township, on a large nearby dairy farm.  Surrounded by a great many dairy cows I voted on the kitchen table. 

The last time I had to go to the clerk’s house to vote, for the last Presidential election of 2002, on my way over I saw a heifer calving, literally in partu.  By the time I got back the little thing was up on its wobbly legs and blinking around. 

Won’t see that in Rome.

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11 Responses to Not cowed by the election process

  1. Al says:

    I have been enjoying your blog here for a few weeks now. I wanted to thank you and hope you have a safe, and wonderful journey FrZ.

    Wishing you the Lord’s peace. :-)

  2. Ray from MN says:

    Yes Father, have a safe journey.

    And when you get there, start pestering the Appointments Bureau to wake them up. Tell them that Summer Vacation is over!

    There are lots of folks looking for Shepherds (and Coadjutors.

  3. The last time I had to go to the clerk’s house to vote, for the last Presidential election of 2002, on my way over I saw a heifer calving, literally in partu. By the time I got back the little thing was up on its wobbly legs and blinking around.

    Won’t see that in Rome.

    No heifers calving, certainly – but those interested in the Tridentine Mass are eagerly waiting the birth of a certain Papal Bull.

    (The pun had to be made…)

  4. Zadok: I hear there is in partu a certain Motu Proprio. Let it hit the ground running!

    Let’s be sure to meet for lunch soon, perhaps next week?

  5. Father: Good thing you remembered. As I recall, Wisconsin has a protect
    traditional marriage amendment on the ballot this year.

    I’m really enjoying your patristic Rosary project.

    Godspeed your way.

  6. Our prayers follow you to the Eternal City. God bless your travels and work!

  7. Brian Day says:

    The last time I had to go to the clerk’s house to vote, for the last Presidential election of 2002…

    Wow, that’s some absentee ballot – two years early!
    :-)

  8. Cathy: Thanks for the comment about the Patristic Rosary Project. Hard work, but interesting. I will have to do some catching up when I get back to Roma.

  9. Obviously I meant 2004.

  10. RBrown says:

    “Won’t see that in Rome.”

    Don’t you remember the Papal Cows?

  11. RBrown: I sure do! At Castel Gandolfo, however.