Cowart's Common Room
Proud of my Grandsons

Yes I am, and I am not ashamed to say so.
The elder voted for the first time. He gave great consideration to what was on offer, and despite the fact that he is part of a very Conservative family, he voted Lib Dem. (His Grandmother thinks that it will not be too long before he votes Conservative!!)
He and his brother have given themselves up to a campaign to get a skate park in their village. There is no provision for the teenagers, which the Parish Council are aware of. Unlike some young, they do not expect it to be provided by "them". They are attending Parish meetings. They are planning fund raising. They are contacting their Member of Parliament. They are generally making their Gandmother very proud of them. Wish them well Cooers - this is the next generation actually doing something to benefit others. The elder said to me, "I am aiming at next summer for completion - it will be my last summer at home." So it will not benefit him.

Posted at 16th May 2010 - 09:28PM   Posted by Withy Brook   Proud of my Grandsons Comments: 7

Blossomcottage's Avatar Good Luck Boys it nice to know there are young out there who really care about the future and what happens to this country.

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 16th May 2010 at 09:48PM

What exciting lads you have, Withy! I only wish we had more like them. In a world were people are more and more self-centred, and where we suffer from a significant "democratic deficit," it is so refreshing to see the kind of thing happening in their heads, their hearts, their lives, and their community.

Bravo, lads ExclamationExclamationExclamation

(Don't worry about him voting LD he voted for the government party.) Wink Exclamation Laughing

Posted by: Rob-bear on 16th May 2010 at 09:53PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Very proud of them too Withy . . . but hey look who their Grandmother is - our very own matron Very Happy

Posted by: Westerwitch on 16th May 2010 at 11:55PM

Camilla's Avatar Yes, very good luck to the boys Withy, it is wonderful to hear that ones so young are interested about the future and our country.


Posted by: Camilla on 17th May 2010 at 01:46AM

Fennie's Avatar Yes, obviously inspired by their Grandmother. That's what grandmothers are for - to give inspiration to the young. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 17th May 2010 at 09:25AM

Patsy's Avatar Good for them Withy! You've obviously been a good example to them!

Posted by: Patsy on 17th May 2010 at 11:52AM

Dancing Dog's Avatar That's so inspiring! If you can think of anything that we can do to help, just let us know. Emails of support to their MP?? Are they going to the local press with their story?

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 17th May 2010 at 12:27PM

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