My sweet mother-in-law, Nora Soreson Anderson Hopkins, passed away on Monday after suffering the first of a series of strokes the prior Tuesday. Nora was nearly 90 and was more than ready to shuffle off her mortal coil (and had been for years, as she’d tell anyone who asked and some who didn’t). She was a wonderful woman who held up well under a tough life — her late husband, my wife’s father, built smokestacks all over the US and Canada for 30 years and lived in over 100 different places during that time. My wife and I are out here in Ogden, Utah, handling the various memorial, burial and legal arrangements and will be heading back to Colorado this weekend.
Come Tuesday, though, I will be serving a certified poll watcher for the Romney campaign at our local polling place. If you haven’t voted yet, vote now or vote on Tuesday, and encouraage others to vote, especially if they’re likely to vote for Romney. ..bruce w..