The View From Your Election: Massachusetts

A reader writes:

The election was marked by the four of us, my husband, myself and our two sons 21, 18 walking to the polling place around the corner here in our small Massachusetts town.  We were excited as we walked, discussing the ballot initiatives and why we supported, or didn't, each measure. It then got really quiet as we approached the line of voters, well established by 7 am.  As I stood there with our two of three sons, we all sort of looked at each other silently.  I was so proud to share this unique experience with them.  And it seems we were all thinking of the missing son, the one in Iraq on his 4th Middle Eastern deployment since 9-11.  The weight of this election could not be more important for us and the full measure of that was manifested in our votes this morning.