LETTER: Gwinnett Resident Enjoys Early Voting Experience in Suwanee

Despite a long wait and having an Obama campaign sign stolen from her yard, a woman enjoys the mission.

Note: This is an email to Suwanee Patch by a reader.

We stood in line for 6 hours to vote at George Pierce Park in Suwanee, GA (Gwinnett County). Even though we had planned to go out and vote on Saturday early voting day, we were even more inspired to vote when our Obama/Biden yard sign was stolen right out of our yard on Friday night.

When my husband woke me up on Saturday morning, he told me that our sign was gone, but we both agreed that the best way for us to show our support for President Obama was by casting our vote on Saturday, so that's what we did.

We met so many wonderful people while standing in line for 6 hours, some who were clearingly on different ends of the political spectrum than us. We were sharing stories, food and laughs as we waited in line together.

Although the wait was long and my husband and I were frustrated over the foolishness that the person who stole of sign displayed, the attitude of the voters, both Democrat and Republican, helped us to see the best of America.

-- Karen Buckley Washington

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