Like millions of other Americans, Mary Foss cast her ballot in Tuesday's presidential election. There is one difference about Mary’s trip to the polls however: it was the twentieth time she has voted for a U.S. President. She cast her first vote for Herbert Hoover more than 70 years ago.
There was no absentee ballot required for this 100-year-old resident of Madison, Maine. In fact, Mary stopped by the polls early in the morning as she had a busy day planned. "I'm going to a senior citizens meeting," Foss said. "The luncheon is at 11." She then planned to stay up until at least midnight to watch the election returns on television. She lives alone and keeps house without assistance. However, last winter the doctor told her she'd better not shovel snow anymore.
You can read more about this remarkable lady, as well as several of her comments about today’s politics versus those of long ago, at http://morningsentinel.mainetoday.com/news/local/1084597.shtml.