The line wasn’t nearly as bad as that for early voting last week, so I’m glad we waited.
Things seemed to be moving along quite well.
All of the poll workers were “church ladies”—women well over 60, most probably over 70. That’s two generations before my own. Those ladies are the backbone of volunteerism in our country, and our generation (even our parents’ generation) is NOT picking up the slack.
One of them was there despite serious tremors that looked like Parkinson’s to me.
I’m very concerned.
I do volunteer work, but it’s online because that’s the only thing I can do reliably. I want to do more in person, and will when my health improves.
There aren’t enough Scout leaders. There aren’t “clinic ladies” in our schools, because they were all mothers who volunteered to be there. I don’t know when I last heard of a “room mother” in any classroom.
Back when my brother was playing sports, there never were enough parents volunteering as coaches. That was 20 years ago, and I understand it’s only getting worse.
What are you doing?