Of Heroes And Others
I noticed a little blurb in the Daily Pilot today announcing the presentation to be given by my friend, George Grupe, at the Costa Mesa Historical Society on Sunday in honor of Veterans Day.
HISTORIAN PAR EXCELLENCE
Grupe, a local historian and patriot, seems always to have any number of books, historical documents, newspaper clippings and similar paraphernalia tucked under his arm, ready to inform any of his many friends should he happen to encounter them on his daily errands.
MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS
His presentation on Sunday will focus on Orange County Medal of Honor winners, something he's spoken with me about many times. Those who care about the history of our country, and the history of our heroes in particular, are in for a real treat if you make it to Grupe's presentation on Sunday.
SUNDAY AT 2:30
According the the Daily Pilot article, Grupe's presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 16th at the Costa Mesa Historical Society building, 1870 Anaheim Avenue - next to the main library adjacent to Lions Park.
VOTE COUNT CONTINUES - POSITIONS REMAIN THE SAME
The most recent Costa Mesa City Council election results posted yesterday at 5:00 p.m. show that all candidates are holding their previous positions. Gary Monahan holds a firm lead over Katrina Foley, who continues to hold a lead of more than 900 votes over Eric Bever. Jim Righeimer continues to trail Bever for the third seat by nearly 1600 votes.
LIKE WATCHING SAP RUN
According to the Registrar of Voters site, county-wide there still remains more than 100,000 votes to be tallied, including all 60,450 provisional ballots. I guess they will continue chipping away at those ballots for the next few weeks. According to folks at the Registrar's office, it may take the full time prescribed by statute, which would take us to December 2, 2008. For those of us watching this process it's akin to watching sap run.
CANDIDATE LINKS DELETED
By the way, I've deleted the links to the Costa Mesa City Council candidate's web sites from my list of important links on this site. The race is over, those that chose to thank their volunteers had done so and it looks like we know how this campaign will end.