Submitted by Ben on Fri, 10/29/2004 - 00:00

I joined Dad and some of his friends for lunch today at Golden Corral. Mom calls this group the ROMEOs after a group of Grandpa's, the Retired Old Men Eating Out. Basically they have lunch every Friday at a different buffet.

This evening we went door-to-door to "get out the vote": the folks we visited are confirmed Democrats who don't always make it to the polls, so the party's strategy is to pester them until they vote. Mom and I got assigned to Oak Park, where we were able to cover most of our territory on foot. Dad got assigned to a sparser west side neighborhood where he and his partner had to drive from each house to the next. We all had a good time, though.