The Honorable Gaston Caperton
I went to his Inaugural Ball.
Long, long ago.
Formal dresses, flowers, live musicians in every (or nearly every) room.
It was a big deal.
Hey, Mr. Caperton, do you remember?
It was so strange to see him, the FORMER Governor of West Virginia, out and about with no apparent, or even subtly hidden security. I remember the heydays when he was surrounded by security, fame seekers, security, brown-nosers, security, political yahoos, security.
And me, a nobody, so young I didn't even contemplate keeping the invitation as a keepsake.
I guess some things are better let go of in order to move on.
Invitations and apparently security.
but awe, the memories of what once was ...
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