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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:57 AM
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10 Things You Didn't Know About Elizabeth Edwards
1. Elizabeth Anania was born July 3, 1949, at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Florida. Her father, Vincent, was a Navy pilot, and the family moved frequently. By the time Elizabeth was 18, the Ananias had lived in 12 cities, including several in Japan. She now says that these experiences taught her how to connect with people quickly.

2. Elizabeth loves reading and literature. (She has said that her favorite author is Henry James.) In 1971, she graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a bachelor's degree in English, intending to become a professor. She spent three years working toward a graduate degree in American literature before deciding that job opportunities were better in the legal field.

3. Elizabeth enrolled in UNC's law school, where she was one of only 20 women in a class of 200. She was a standout studenther classmates remember a sharp, intelligent young woman who was not afraid to challenge her professors. One of her fellow students in the class of 1977 was her future husband.

4. Elizabeth met John Edwards in law school, and for their first date, he took her dancing at a local Holiday Inn. She was not very impressed with him until the end of the evening, when he said goodnight by giving her a kiss on the forehead. The gesture charmed her. They dated throughout law school and were married in 1977, on the Saturday after they took the North Carolina bar exam. Her wedding ring cost $11; his $22. The Edwardses then spent their first year of marriage living apart, clerking for judges in separate cities.

Full article: http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/national/2007/12/13...

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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:28 AM
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1. That was nice - thanks for posting it. I think she's a wonderful woman and
and mother.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:50 AM
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2. Awesome thread Nutmeg!


Love upbeat threads like that! ~~~~~~
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:05 AM
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6. Me too, it's a rare thing in GD:P
Thank you so much for that picture too!
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:52 AM
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3. The woman just rocks.
That's the one thing you need to know. :)

K/R
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VarnettaTuckpocket Donating Member (559 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:00 AM
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4. Will Michelle and Chelsea join Elizabeth in publicly expressing support for gay marriage?
I give the actual candidates a pass. I think they're all fine with gay marriage, but think it'd doom their candidacy to say so. But the family members don't have that excuse, so I expect them all to join Elizabeth and her daughter in showing public support for gay marriage. Really, it'd seriously piss me off if Michelle or Chelsea said no, gays only deserve civil unions. Thank you Elizabeth for setting the bar higher.

*I give Bill a pass as a former politician, he's already on record as opposing it*
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:04 AM
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5. I love this one
"6. At the same time, she was known in the Chapel Hill community as a very involved parent to her two children, Wade and Cate. Once, Wade and eight friends decided to dress as a golf course for Halloween. Elizabeth grew grass on nine sweatshirts, but when one of the shirts wilted, she covered it with sand and deemed the boy a sand trap."

Love her.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:26 AM
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12. LOL....I would love to see a photo of that group !
Very creative woman, I would have used astro-turf door mats :D
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:32 AM
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7. There's the Laura Bush model and then there's the Elizabeth Edwards model.
I think I'll go with the Elizabeth Edwards model.

Hands down.

Great post, nutmegger.

Bravo.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:34 AM
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14. Elizabeth will bring great understanding to military life also,
Not just about war.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:23 PM
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19. Agreed, and at the very right time and not a moment too soon. Dubya's
administration has been disastrous for veterans and their family and friends.
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Czolgosz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:20 AM
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8. Thanks
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:46 AM
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9. Great post Nutmegger-
I really do like that woman.
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:54 AM
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10. Beautiful!
Thanks
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:58 AM
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11. I reallly, really like her.
And she has fantastic taste in literature.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:29 AM
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13. She should be running instead of her husband.
She's more honest, more liberal, more solid in her opinions and more trustworthy.

I like her... can't stand her hubby.
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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:45 AM
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15. Love her...Love her husband too!
What a great couple....John Edwards will make a great president and Elizabeth a fine first lady.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:18 PM
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16. Ditto. In fact, I "fell in love" with Elizabeth long before John.
;)
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:20 PM
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17. I have always thought highly of EE, but I was so taken aback
when Edwards started attacking Clinton, that I stopped looking at Edwards. And EE chimed in a few times, which just did not sit well with me.
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laureloak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:17 PM
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20. Women should be seen and not heard?
Especially one who could influence a president.
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:23 PM
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18. They're a cool couple n/t
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 08:23 PM by goodgd_yall
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 02:44 AM
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21. She is very impressive
and admirable, as is John.
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