Today, at 1:45 p.m. EST, Republican Presidential hopeful, Newt Gingrich, visited The Villages and delivered his campaign speech.
This writer snapped a few photos.
I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Villagers began vying for a good seat as early as 9:00 a.m. for Newt's scheduled 1:45 p.m. arrival.
As Newt fans set out lawn chairs, television media parked their trucks and set up their cameras and recording equipment.
Villagers take a visit from favorite candidates very seriously and dress for the occasion.
These three charming ladies are from Missouri. They came prepared--chairs and supply of bottled water.
Villagers arrived with signs...
And they waited in hot sun for more than three hours...
The crowd was not just retirees. I spotted this soldier and proudly snapped his photo.
"Still Kickin'," Bluegrass Band cooled the waiting crowd.
The crowd grew...
...It grew larger...
News media snapping photos.
Newt and his entourage pulled up right on time.
"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did."--Newt Gingrich
Believe in yourself. Have faith. Just keep writing. It's all in you. Let it happen.
Until this time next time.
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna