On Sunday, delegates were invited to a reception honoring the Missouri delegation. The reception featured political consultant George Stephanopolis. Later, a gala was held to honor Missouri Congressman Richard Gephardt at Chicago's Children's Museum.
Monday morning the Missouri Delegation meeting began with a visit from Tipper Gore. This morning, it was another address by Congressman Gephardt, joined by Governor Mel Carnahan.
The Convention was filled with many emotional and arousing speeches that stirred the Delegation to their feet. When Vice President Al Gore arrived, I snapped several photos and enjoyed a vice-presidential hand squeeze.
Tonight Kansas City will be vocal in their support for our Mayor Emmanuel Cleaver, as well as as for the eloquent Jesse Jackson.
P.S. So far the K.C. delegation has managed to behave themselves...but it is early in the week!
Have they turned this boat around? As we say in Minnesota, "You Bet!" Chicago has gone all out!
Saturday we were greeted by Lake Michigan at its best--sails afurl and blue sky above. Sunday was more of the same with an idyllic time at the new Oceanarium with my "belugas." Followed of course by the necessary trip to the Art Institute. Outstanding!
Having gotten my art and environment fix, ‘twas on to the host party for our delegation waaay out west at the pavilion in Garfield Park. Greeted by a community band made up of the neighborhood children from 2 to 18 playing trumpets blazing jazz and a drill team not to be missed. This area is being reclaimed by its community house by house, block by block, family by family. This event said it all.
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