21 July 2011

the time we met edwin edwards

flashback to tuesday, 14 november 1978, and a god & country rally held at an alexandria, la. church-school.

the only part of the rally that we can really remember is the part at the end of the governors speech. he remarked that when he attended events like these, he usually has some excuse ready so that immediately after his speech he could leave.

however, he informed the crowd to much applause, that since he was having such a good time, he wasnt going to do that to us, he was going to stay until the end and he did.

if the governor comes to alexandria on his book signing tour we plan to bring that annual to show him to ask if he remembers the rally and if so, hopefully get a few minutes of his recollection of it on video.

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governor edwards was 51 years old in that photo. notice who got first billing on the sign.
concerned officials: from left: dr. don chelette, edgar hathorn, jock scott, ned randolph, unknown, dave treen, l.b. henry, unknown woman