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Mr.Bill

(24,228 posts)
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 06:59 PM Dec 2020

How will you celebrate Inauguration Day?

Last edited Tue Dec 15, 2020, 02:36 AM - Edit history (1)

I live in a Senior mobile home park, and am fortunate to have very good neighbors. I don't discuss politics much with them, but I think there may be a few Trump voters on my street of 14 mobile homes.

On January 20th, I will go out early in the morning and put out my flag for the first time in four years. It will be upside down. I figure people may think I'm doing this because I don't like Biden being sworn in. But as soon as he takes the oath, I will turn the flag right side up.

We have two chairs out in front where my wife and I usually have our coffee and talk with any neighbors passing by. We will be sitting there drinking a bottle of champaign after I flip the flag, and I will leave the empty bottle sitting there for a few days, I think.

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How will you celebrate Inauguration Day? (Original Post) Mr.Bill Dec 2020 OP
Alcohol and smiles lisa58 Dec 2020 #1
Same plan. It's been a long while since I just sat down and knocked down a few beers. IsItJustMe Dec 2020 #19
Good plan!!! BigmanPigman Dec 2020 #2
I love your idea! And I'm in pretty much the same situation as you. Dem2theMax Dec 2020 #3
Hubs and I will be celebrating big time! Bubbly and pumpkin pie are on the menu! MoonRiver Dec 2020 #4
ooo -- that sounds like a yummy breakfast! poli-junkie Dec 2020 #7
We'll enjoy any time of the day! MoonRiver Dec 2020 #11
Sounds wonderful. Coinkidinkally, our snowbird friends Hortensis Dec 2020 #5
well...Biden will become president at 9AM.... dhill926 Dec 2020 #6
Am thinking of busting out the Henny BumRushDaShow Dec 2020 #8
I'll be putting my flag out for the first time in years too. cwydro Dec 2020 #9
By giving the raspberry to anyone I know is rethuglican. lpbk2713 Dec 2020 #10
Well, we've kept the Biden-Harris sign up Wicked Blue Dec 2020 #12
Flag going up. TomSlick Dec 2020 #13
Much the same. Champagne, flying our flag and decorating. MerryBlooms Dec 2020 #14
i think at noon i'm just going to put my head down and take a deep breath......... Takket Dec 2020 #15
Plan to sleep, I mean really SLEEP, for the first time in four years. Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2020 #16
I'll put up my flag. Then will run any errands I have GulfCoast66 Dec 2020 #17
Some special breakfast or lunch (I sleep late)... electric_blue68 Dec 2020 #18
Getting Drunk....n/t CovingtonDemocrat Dec 2020 #20

IsItJustMe

(7,012 posts)
19. Same plan. It's been a long while since I just sat down and knocked down a few beers.
Tue Dec 15, 2020, 01:57 AM
Dec 2020

Hell, I will even buy the good beer.

Dem2theMax

(9,636 posts)
3. I love your idea! And I'm in pretty much the same situation as you.
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 07:09 PM
Dec 2020

I've already talked to my Democratic neighbors, and we are planning a champagne party in the street. With social distancing and masks!

My official flagpole is broken. Can't afford a new one right now.

But I have one that hangs off of the house, so for the first time in four years I can also fly an American flag!

poli-junkie

(996 posts)
7. ooo -- that sounds like a yummy breakfast!
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 07:29 PM
Dec 2020

It'll be 9 am on the west coast as Biden's sworn in at noon. So I think I'll borrow your idea -- except have mimosas and pumpkin pie

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
5. Sounds wonderful. Coinkidinkally, our snowbird friends
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 07:26 PM
Dec 2020

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will be next door in FL by then, gay partners from a red state, and we'll be sitting out, properly distanced and enjoying the sun (hope!) and beautiful views out over our freshwater marsh. If not, on our covered porch with the same. These guys won't think noon's too early to toast the future. Guessing another neighbor and her boyfriend will likely be strolling over later.

It's a rural red area and not a through street, but we're very fortunate to have people who'll be celebrating on both sides.

dhill926

(16,302 posts)
6. well...Biden will become president at 9AM....
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 07:26 PM
Dec 2020

here on the west coast. I have found however, through painstaking and repeated experimentation, that it is NEVER too early for bubbles...

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
9. I'll be putting my flag out for the first time in years too.
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 07:52 PM
Dec 2020

I’ll skip the upside down thing, but hell yes on champers!

lpbk2713

(42,736 posts)
10. By giving the raspberry to anyone I know is rethuglican.
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 07:57 PM
Dec 2020


And screw anyone who wants to kiss and make up.

Wicked Blue

(5,813 posts)
12. Well, we've kept the Biden-Harris sign up
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 09:14 PM
Dec 2020

and won't take it down until they are really, truly inaugurated.

Maybe I'll ask my daughter to make her wonderful pumpkin cheesecake.

TomSlick

(11,086 posts)
13. Flag going up.
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 10:55 PM
Dec 2020

I've never felt the need to fly a flag but things have changed. The republic just survived a near death experience. It's time to fly a flag.

MerryBlooms

(11,754 posts)
14. Much the same. Champagne, flying our flag and decorating.
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 11:21 PM
Dec 2020

I have lots of red, white and blue lights already up in celebration of Biden/Harris win. I have those lights on a separate power cord from the multi regular Christmas lights. I bought silk red/white poinsettia bouquets and will add those to the blue lit bushes in my front flower bed. I'm more excited about my house being red/white/blue than the regular Christmas lights!

Lady Freedom Returns

(14,120 posts)
16. Plan to sleep, I mean really SLEEP, for the first time in four years.
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 11:28 PM
Dec 2020

Not being scared of waking up to news that the orange slug has started a world war or nuked the world.

GulfCoast66

(11,949 posts)
17. I'll put up my flag. Then will run any errands I have
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 11:37 PM
Dec 2020

Wearing the No. 46 Biden hat I have been wearing for a few months. Buy groceries for a good meal, details yet to be decided.

I will get home and retire the hat.

That night after dinner I will open my bottle of Blanton’s bourbon and get nicely warm.

electric_blue68

(14,807 posts)
18. Some special breakfast or lunch (I sleep late)...
Tue Dec 15, 2020, 01:43 AM
Dec 2020

some dessert.

Play a few rock songs with victory themes! .
🎶🎵🎶 👍

Then celebrate 🎉 w fam & friends in FB, by phone
Pop into my original political sub form and DU.

Will also see if fireworks are mentioned for the evening

And of course have watched the Virtual Inaugural.👍

And probably weep 😭 tears of Joy & Relief somewhen in there.

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