WPC – Graceful First Ladies

I had the television on for most of the day watching the inauguration.  Just like I have for so many previous transfers of the power for our nation’s highest office.

I did it because I am an American and whether I agree or disagree with the politics or the person I respect the office of the President of the United States.

I hope I can always appreciate the fact that I live in a country where, not only do I have the right to vote, but even when the political climate is divided and contentious the key players put their big girl and boy pants on and behave in a gracious manner.

That was evident in both Michelle Obama and Melania Trump this morning.  There was bound to be tension yet they behaved beautifully.  Graceful and poised each woman was a credit to our country.

Well-done ladies.  Well done.

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I take no credit for this picture. I pulled it off the internet.  Credit goes to AFP/Getty Images.

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WPC – What’s In A Shanghai Name?

A trip to Shanghai provided many opportunities to see names in English and the character equivalents in Mandarin.

Shanghai hotelOur hotel in the Shanghai ‘suburb’ of Jiading

Ikea and Amway

Grocery items at the local Auchan (equivalent to Wal-Mart)

A wealth of western shopping opportunities in downtown Shanghai

Shanghai street sign

A street sign on a side street

McDonald’s quarterpounder and KFC/Pizza Hut

A wonderful trip!