Elaine and I voted early this morning and on our way home got this picture of the continuing demolition of the old Seward School Buildings. The 1919 High School Building is slated to remain. The additions next to it, including the gym built back in the 1950's are well on their way down. I have a distinct memory of seeing my brother Jerry go in for a layup in the gym. I sang with the Kitones for Veteran's Day programs in it as recently as 3-4 years ago. Voting and watching the demolition both inspire hope for the future. While we are optimistic, we realize there are tough decisions ahead if our hopes are to be realized. The election winners are seldom as effective as we were led to believe they would be but not as bad as what they were projected to be by their opposition. My expectations are pretty low for the next year here with our Seward City Government regardless who wins the Mayor's race. We can be sure that there will be some changes, we just don't know what they may be.