Mrs. Thomas was nervous on Monday, talking about the election and how the results would affect her and the rest of the country.
“I spoke to my sister and she decided to vote for him,” she told me. “I was so surprised. I’ve been voting the same way all my life and I’m not going to change now that I’m in my eighties. No!” She thumped her hand on her armrest. “I believe what I believe! And if my man wins tomorrow, I’m going to lock my wheelchair, pull up my walker, stand up and say, “Hallelujah!” She smiled at me. “And then I’m going to grab you, Doctor, and give you a big hug around the waist!”