I started my diary today, as good as any other. I am meloncholy as it is a holiday and no mail ; while I wait for some important letters. They will arrive tomorrow, nonetheless. I have been very busy thinking about my patriotism to whom I shall vote for in the November election. Maybe neither. It seems as though all the people are up in arms this year, worse than 4 years ago when Pres. Obama was elected. I would prefer Pres. Obama but noone seems to comprehend that he started where Geoge W. Buash left off and had a misery of a job to do. I will leave it at that as I don't like to discusss politics or religion. Being a ever eternal optimist, I believe that it will all work out.