Saffle Says --- Lessons for English Learners

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Voting By Absentee Ballot

I voted this week! You might be thinking, "Wait one second? Isn't the election next week?" You are right, but in some states you can vote early. In every state you can vote by "absentee ballot" which is what I have done. If you will not be able to go out to vote in your local polling place you can request a mail in ballot. I am going to be on business next week so I knew I could not vote in person. I requested my absentee ballot two weeks ago and got it in the mail on Tuesday. I was so eager to vote I mailed it in the very next day. I even put two stamps on the envelope so I knew it would get there.

This election should see a record number of voters come out to the polls. I am proud to be one of them. In my family, we all vote. This is my fourth presidential election I have been old enough to vote in. You have to be 18 years old to vote in America. I voted for Clinton in '96, Gore in 2000 and Kerry in'04. I bet you can guess who I voted for this year!

Have a great weekend! I'm going trick-or-treating with my Godsons tonight. Happy Halloween!


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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

My Sister's Wedding

My sister got married last month in Aburn, Maine. Maine is on the top East side of the United States. Only Alaska is farther north. My sister and her new husband both live in Portland, which is the biggest city in Maine. I love visiting them a couple of times a year. In America, it is traditional to give the happy couple a wedding gift. Traditionally these gifts are items that will help a new couple when they move into their house. Gifts like glassware, plates, silverware are all traditional gifts. I decided that I would be un-traditional. I gave my sister and her husband a Nintendo Wii game machine! They can use it in their new house and it is a lot of fun. I had so much fun playing Wii bowling that I want to buy my own now!


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