Tonight we went to the annual awards banquet for EqualityMaine, which I still keep wanting to call MLGPA (Maine Lesbian & Gay Political Alliance - it's former name). We're not political dinner type people, generally, but this and other organizations in the state have put so much effort for so long into getting a nondiscrimination law on the books here, and this is Maine, where black tie, $1000 a plate events are practically anathema.
It was a nice event. Good dinner (especially the chocolate cake!), lots of speeches, lots of standing ovations. The governor was there, as were numerous members of the state legislature, community leaders, & the executive director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. David donated socks from his company to their silent auction, too.
For me, though, the most exciting part of the evening was that I got to meet Franklin's Sister Sue. I hadn't even thought about the possibility that she might be there, but her husband was one of the legislators in attendance. So at the end of the evening, I went over and introduced myself and David and we had a nice, but brief, chat. Then it turned out that she had placed the winning bid on David's socks! So it was a very nice ending to a very nice evening, and I hope that Sue loves the socks as much as I do (and that she buys more so we can someday afford to buy a farm).