Democrats Betty Arnold, who is running against Dave Unruh for County Commission in District 1, and Gwen Wilshimer, who is running against Jim Skelton in District 5, chose the Showcase Lounge at 3926 E. 13th for their party. For me that building will always be The Flicker.
The crowd wasn’t large, but the food from the new restaurant next door reminded me that I haven’t had dinner. For you foodies, the restaurant, Simply Soul II, owned by Ebony Beach, opens Wednesday morning. Gwen was sitting at big round tables of supporters having dinner. Her best friend, Betty Rounds, was sitting next to her. Betty made a cross necklace of silver and gold many years ago, and she loans it to Gwen every time Gwen runs for office. “It’s brought me some good days,” Gwen said.
Supporter Sondra Luke wanted to talk fashion, but said, “Democrats are going to do better than anyone thinks. They’re going to be surprised. Democrats are going to win the House and the Senate.” As my mom always said, and still does, “We’ll see.”
This stupid computer has to be plugged into an outlet. Going to the next party and in search of an outlet.
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Betty was running around making sure everyone ate. I swear she nearly sent a plate of food with me.