Election night was difficult for me, as the excitement about Barack Obama's election was more than completely counterbalanced by that day's funeral of my father. Today, Inauguration Day, a family friend has lost her father who apparently wanted to live to see the festivities.
I offer my most sincere condolences and this song video by Dave Alvin, which I've listened to many times since November:
Alvin wrote the song about his own father's last day.
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