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My 89-year-old Granddad insisted on going to vote today.

This may not seem terribly significant to most of us, but this is a man who hasn’t left his retirement community in months, save the trips he’s made to the hospital. Today, he announced that he was planning on voting. It took two trips, a search for an ID, and a wait in line, but he was apparently the last person to vote in his Virginia precinct.

My Granddad is my hero. I’ll tell you all the reasons at some point — there are many, many great reasons — but for tonight, I am so proud to be descended to someone who acted on the belief that voting was his responsibility, regardless of the personal difficulty it entailed.

Now that, friends, is what we call a badass.

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  • sizzle November 7, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Totally bad ass! Of course you are descended from such a man. You’re bad ass yourself.

    • abbersnail November 7, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      Aw, thanks. He’s pretty unreal. I can’t believe I haven’t told his story. One of these days, I’m going to do an interview.

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