Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

John and Elizabeth Edwards celebrate 30th anniversary with renewal of vows, Wendy's dinner

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 09:57 AM
Original message
John and Elizabeth Edwards celebrate 30th anniversary with renewal of vows, Wendy's dinner
WP "Reliable Source": 30 Years Later, New Vows and a Tryst at Wendy's

John and Elizabeth Edwards took a break from the campaign trail to celebrate their 30th anniversary yesterday by renewing their vows. The couple wrote new vows for the private ceremony at their Chapel Hill home; the small group in attendance included kids Cate, Emma Claire and Jack. Then they headed to their favorite romantic restaurant: Wendy's.

The two law school students wed on July 30, 1977, just days after graduating from UNC and taking the bar exam. The 24-year-old groom gave his 28-year-old bride an $11 ring (she's still wearing it); the honeymoon in Williamsburg lasted one night. On their first anniversary, they were in the midst of a move and dropped by Wendy's for dinner -- a tradition they've repeated every year since. Last night, the renewlyweds dined at the hometown fast-food joint; he had a cheeseburger and iced tea, she had chili and a Frosty.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20... (Scroll down.)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 09:59 AM
Response to Original message
1. To both of them, I say
Edited on Tue Jul-31-07 09:59 AM by TechBear_Seattle


Conga rats on 30 years together!

(What, you didn't know that 30 is the Dancing Rodents Anniversary?)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 10:01 AM
Response to Original message
2. I wonder if they would maintain that tradition during his presidency
Wendy's would love the free advertising too.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 10:45 AM
Response to Reply #2
10. Didn't Bill go go McDonalds a lot?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 10:48 AM
Response to Reply #10
11. He sure did - the one near 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
I think there's a photograph on the wall of that Mickey D's of the manager, staff and former President Clinton.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 11:06 AM
Response to Reply #2
17. I believe he did a few times, early in his presidency
But the Washington cocktail party crowd tut-tutted that it wasn't "presidential", and he stopped.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 10:02 AM
Response to Original message
3. Congratulations, John and Elizabeth, may you have many more!
k&r
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
colorado_ufo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 10:04 AM
Response to Original message
4. The best possible use of my 1,000th post -
To wish these two wonderful people long life, continued love, and the greatest of happiness and success. Their gift to me is an image to hold - all day, today - of a world filled with people like these. If that were reality, we would not need a heaven.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 10:09 AM
Response to Reply #4
6. Beautiful, colorado_ufo -- and congratulations to you! nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 10:08 AM
Response to Original message
5. I just love them so much. CongratulationsIII
Edited on Tue Jul-31-07 10:09 AM by xultar
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 10:19 AM
Response to Original message
7. now I'm hungry...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 10:31 AM
Response to Original message
8. I love Wendy's.
I think that's touching and romantic. Maybe I'm weird.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
TwilightZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 10:36 AM
Response to Original message
9. I always have to laugh about the Wendy's part.
My wife and I ate at Wendy's several times on our honeymoon (about 15 years after the Edwards) because we were young and broke!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 10:49 AM
Response to Original message
12. That is so sweet.
:cry: I think the next time I travel to Wendy's a chili and a frosty is in order as a toast to the great lady and her lucky husband. ;)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 10:51 AM
Response to Original message
13. Congratulations to former Senator and Mrs. Edwards on their thirtieth anniversary!
May you have many, many more happy years of wedded bliss. :party: :toast: :bounce:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
illinoisprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 10:59 AM
Response to Original message
14. wonder if they can get us some burgers and fries while they are there. lol happy 30th
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 11:00 AM
Response to Original message
15. note to self: make sure first anniversary is at Wendy's
and I'll have to give her an $11 ring. Hmm...maybe that's why no one wants to marry me. ;-)

John Edwards is a brilliant man. I like how he has taste in women a few years older than himself. So do I.

Congrats to the Edwards, and hopefully you'll move to the white house soon.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 11:02 AM
Response to Original message
16. Yeah, the future First Couple
I love the expression, renewlyweds!

I see he has a Barnstorm tour in Iowa coming up next month..

http://johnedwards.com/iowa/20070731-iowa-bus-tour /

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 01:04 PM
Response to Reply #16
19. I have a feeling that Edwards will win.
He appears to be lagging now, but my intuition tells me that he will win. I don't know why.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 01:03 PM
Response to Original message
18. May they enjoy 30 more wonderful years together.
I love this story. Most marriages are, in the last analysis, pretty happy (even some that end in divorce, believe it or not).

I believe that being able to really love someone is the greatest gift that life can give. I am enjoying my long marriage. I recommend marriage with the caveat that you have to bring the capacity to love or the willingness to learn to love to the marriage.

After my many years of marriage, I have come to believe that "the capacity to love" is a combination of selflessness, egolessness and self-respect. It is a tricky balance, but the exercise of finding that balance prevents boredom and keeps lovers aware and engaged in their relationship.

The maxim "talk is cheap" does not apply to lovers. While a good relationship requires action and not just "talk," in my opinion, "talk" is the means through which most couples who succeed in marriage or long relationships strengthen their relationship.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 01:19 PM
Response to Reply #18
20. Thank you for this post! Best to you. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 01:22 PM
Response to Original message
21. He should have slipped an onion ring on her finger and reproposed.
I tell ya,the guy has no class whatsoever. :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 01:24 PM
Response to Original message
22. Best of luck to them both & many more
:hug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MiserableFailure Donating Member (363 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 02:03 PM
Response to Original message
23. A man of the people!
I'm not a huge Edwards fan but at least he doesn't have a problem showing that he likes food like that and that he's still a down-home kinda guy, despite his success. Bush may wear the cowboy boots but you'd never see him going to Wendy's for a dinner. If he did the press would have covered it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 02:35 PM
Response to Original message
24. Some photos of the event for John and Elizabeth Edwards' fans...

Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards holds the hand of his wife Elizabeth during dinner in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Monday, July 30. 2007. The Edwards were celebrating their 30th anniversary with the tradition of dinner at Wendy's. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis)



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 02:37 PM
Response to Reply #24
25. Terrific photos! Thank you! nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 04:25 PM
Response to Reply #24
26. Looks like they had the place to themselves. It's right down the street
from my son's music lessons and we often stop by!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Oct 22nd 2014, 06:31 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC