Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Marking a special day
Today was a very special day in the history of the world. A black man named Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America. Of course I could have flown to the US to join the masses who turned out to celebrate a great occasion. It would have been nice to say "I was there." But I decided to stay at home, wear a campaign T-shirt that I bought at an auction, and visit the most American-related location I could find in Montgomeryshire. I did think of visiting Emerson in Newtown, but not many people would associate this company with the USA. So I plumped for McDonald's in Newtown. I had a coffee, and asked the manager to take this photograph.