Joanna’s Request

It’s the morning after.

And that phrase has many connotations.

I am referring, however, to the morning after the end to a very long, often divisive and hostile Presidential campaign. Whether your team won or not, I would like to share Joanna’s request with you:

Joanna is one of my daughter’s best friends and from Ohio…Yankee and proud (I mean this not in a disparaging way at all – some of my best friends are Yankees). She and Sage met at the University of Georgia while enrolled in the School of Social Work graduate program. She was also a bridesmaid in  Sage’s and Alex’s October wedding.

She represents a voice that many of us echo today: we are not red and we are not blue; we are the United States of America.

And if you dig your heels in like a bad stepchild and refuse to come together for the betterment of our country, we’ll have to spank you and send you to bed (that phrase is courtesy of Jane – another Yankee friend).

Thanks Joanna.

Hopefully us old folks can get it together and come together.

Up with the red, white, and blue.

About Pam Avery Printed

I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1972 with a major in journalism (public relations) and a minor in business (marketing). My experience for the last 40 years includes working in the corporate world (banking), the newspaper industry (advertising design and sales), owning and selling a restaurant, restoring and utilizing several old buildings on the property, teaching private dance and drama lessons for 20 years, free-lance writing for a national textile firm, publishing two children’s books, and ghost writing a book. My last tour of duty before beginning the current chapter was working as a reporter, photographer, and columnist for five weekly community newspapers. And now I teach...media writing at Columbus State University in Columbus Ga. I consider myself very fortunate--I get to be around intelligent, energetic and enthusiastic young people. What a joy. I believe the written word is one of the most powerful tools known to humankind. And now we have the ability to reach millions with a simple click of the mouse. Wow.
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One Response to Joanna’s Request

  1. Judy Jenks says:

    Amen to that!! Joanna has the right idea.

    Met a GA friend of yours and Julie’s. Gayle Putnal said to give you a big hug the next time I see you.

    Take care

    Judy Jenks

    Sent from my iPhone

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