Thursday, December 28, 2006

Should I?

Ford will be lying in state (I think that's what it's called) close to me next week. Do ya'll think I should take time off work to bring Ayla there to experience it?

Or is any death just to be avoided? I can't imagine we would ever have this chance again. So I'm torn on deciding what to do.

17 comments:

Bravie said...

Personally? I would do it. It's something that once passes, you can't go back and do. Death can't be avoided so it's really just a personal decision that you have to make. I would definitely do it if it were here.

Breezy said...

She doesn't go back to school til Wednesday, and I think the viewing is Tuesday. hmmmmmmm

Bravie said...

If it's something you are comfortable doing, then I would do it if I were you.

hooboosam said...

I think I would also do it. I didn't go up to see Reagan, and there are times when I wish I had.

hooboosam said...

Adding.

As long as it wouldn't freak her out about seeing a dead person.

I really don't like seeing people in coffins. But I also think that has a lot to do with me not wanting my last image of someone to be that person in a coffin.

A president, however, is a different story.

Bravie said...

Yep, I agree with Boo's last statement. I refuse to walk up to a coffin for the same reasons. But a President is definitely different.

momma said...

I would go. That's something that's more than just a death.

Swami said...

I would take her. It's a history moment and seeing the other people there, the guards, etc. will give her a perspective on life & national service that she has maybe never had before.

Plus she can always say she was there.

kim (weltek) said...

I would if it were close by. I think there is so much disrespect towards goverment these days, that it's also important for children to learn that government is very important and real. Showing respect for former President Ford is a good way to make it "real" to her.

Coco said...

Do it. I think it would be a great experience, as she's old enough to understand death.

What Swami said about national service really resonates with me, too.

Puffy said...

I agree. Be prepared for crowds and lines.

Breezy said...

It looks like he won't be lying in repose in GR until after 3:30 Tuesday. I think we'll go after work.

Anonymous said...

Definitely go. When the US Capitol Police officer who was shot in the Capitol was lying in state in the Rotunda, I got to go. It was incredibly moving.

Monstah said...

I agree with just about everybody else. Sounds like an great opportunity for learning and talking.

augie said...

I agree with Monsty. I have decided that my New Year's Resolution will be to agree with everything Monsty says.

Bravie said...

And my NYR will be to agree with everything that Augie says.

Dave Clapper said...

I'd totally do it, except for the fact that it's probably going to be a huge crowd, and I don't like crowds so much.