Friday, August 8, 2008

John Edwards and My Husband


Since John Edwards is all over the news, I thought I would show you a picture of him with my husband. Last year Kyle did a bike ride called Ragbrai. It is a 7 day ride across Iowa. When he got to Hampton to spend the night at his aunts house, guess who was also staying there? John, his wife, kids and entourage. John had come to ride a few miles of the race for publicity. Kyle wasn’t a supporter of John Edwards but thought is was fun hanging out with them. He gave John the bracelet he is wearing and told him how the bike ride worked. It was funny because Kyle’s aunt and uncle had to leave to go pick up their son in law at the airport, who was coming home from the Iraq. Kyle was left there by himself with the Edwards group all morning.
Kyle was on the computer working and Edward’s little boy Jack age 7 came up and said that he needed the computer. Kyle said I’m using it right now but he could use it when he was done. A few minutes later the little boy came back and said I NEED the computer. Kyle said hold on…..Jack’s dad was running for the President. There were yes men all over that jumped when John or the kids said anything. The kid wasn’t used to someone saying no to him. Finally Kyle finished up and let Edwards son on the computer and guess what he did? He got on webkins and started playing. Can you believe that?
Lance Armstrong was riding Ragbrai, so Trek, Lance's sponsor brought over new bikes for the whole family. John was scheduled to ride with Lance that afternoon.
The kids were so excited to try out their new bikes that they kept asking Kyle if he would take them for a ride. Their dad was too busy so Kyle ended up taking the kids for a ride around the neighborhood.

2 comments:

The Fearless Blog said...

Very interesting...that your husband met the Edwards but more interesting is the fact that the boy's father had no time for the child. Private life is demanding, but public life is even more demanding I suppose. It is easy to get lost in this world. Isn't it?

Rachel and Kylie said...

thats funny