I simply couldn't help myself.
From what I've read, Bernie is not bothered by the memes. He seems to be a man with a great sense of humor. I hope that he has enjoyed a chuckle or two. On inauguration day, he was simply a smart man who knew how to stay warm. After living 11 years above the Mason-Dixon line, I too have picked up tricks for surviving the cold. Good mittens and a scarf, made of natural fibers, not acrylic or polyester.
I've probably laughed hardest at the memes of Bernie with the Beverly Hillbillies, sitting atop the old familiar truck filled with family treasures on moving day. Or maybe I laughed harder when he had the nerve to sit in Sheldon's favorite spot on the sofa!
As I thought over my enjoyment of Photoshop and many infamous photos that longed for their own mittened Bernie, I laughed at several possibilities. The history that swirled through my mind abruptly stopped. As the dust from fragmented images cleared, only one remained. Not an image that is known to the world, but one that is intimately familiar to me.
I laugh again as I share with you the image straight from my mind's eye. Bernie and I, sitting on my swing, sharing a sweet iced tea and swapping stories. So Bernie, It Happened Like This!