Monday, August 3, 2009

Our Brush with politics....










Back in July -- Todd called me up and told me that he got an email saying that the Vice President (Joe Biden) was coming to the area to give a talk about economy and the stimulus package...

...not only was the VP coming to the area -- but he was coming to our local high school! SHAZAM!!!! That made me sit up and take notice (actually, I was out shopping at the Tar-jay and he wanted me to bring him a lawn chair for his wait in line). That day -- he ended up getting interviewed while sitting in line for the tickets and was ALL over the news...I think it was the bright orange golf shirt he had on...

Todd ended up sitting in line and getting us tickets to this exclusive event. Although we may be much more conservative than most of the crowd, we still found it to be an incredible honor to go see the Vice President. How often does the sitting Vice President of the United States come to your school district?

Uh...not often....

Todd was able to get several seats, but at the last moment, one of the ticket holders could not make it -- so we decided to take Victoria!

What an amazing experience for her....

after the speech, I looked at Todd and said "I'm taking her"...I grabbed Victoria's wrist and we went to the front of the gymnasium...where they had the barriers put up....



We first met the Governor of New York (David Patterson). David is an amazing speaker...not only because of his eloquence, but his need to memorize his speeches since he cannot read the teleprompter. He is legally blind.....

David was very sweet to Victoria, greeting her and asking her if she liked school...what she was doing this summer....

then ....suddenly....say it isn't so Joe....


there he was...


JB the VP ....right before us....
and he took the time to talk to Victoria....came up - looked into her eyes...admired her freckles and told her that she should send a thank you note to me for those beautiful blue eyes....


What a grand experience!



5 comments:

Lorie said...

Wow, Beth...that is really fantastic! What a neat experience for your daughter! Now get those pictures scrapbooked! :o)

deb said...

How nice for you and your family! Glad your daughter was able to experience it all! Yay to your cool husband for waiting in line for tickets!

Kate and Jeff Carney said...

Too cool. Nothing like that happens in little old Ephraim. Neither the VP nor the Pres are going to come to Utah. Sort of pointless.

Such a neat experience for Victoria. She'll always remember it.

Justine said...

Beth you are right this is HUGE. Regardless of whether or not you like who is in office, they are the boss (take that from a military family and yes we are Republican)Regarless, Who knows maybe Mr. Biden will be President someday!!! Great opportunity and thank you so much for sharing

Anonymous said...

That is soooo cool. Can you imagine the teacher's expression when she asks the kids what they did during summer break & she says that she met Joe!!!!! This is something that she will never forget.

 

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