Wednesday, March 18, 2015

We bloggers are a diversified lot !

 

Here”s my blogger friend Jan (or Possum, as she’s known on her blog
http://possumlane.blogspot.com/) yakking it up with Ralph Northam of Virginia. A cute picture you might say but it’s a lot more that.

Ralph was one of her 3rd grade students and she could see that he was exceptional even back then. She’s watched his progress ever since …through his days at VMI to his service in the Gulf War, his occupation as a pediatric neurologist and then his election to Lt. Governor of Virginia. This picture was actually taken 4 years ago but Jan would have the same big grin today since she’s just found out that her little student Ralph will be entering the race for Governor of Virginia in 2017.

From what I’ve read about him it will be an uphill battle because he is by nature a mild mannered and quiet man and not as well known as some of his competitors. However, he really wants to run and be of service to his home state of Virginia so I’m sure that will change soon.

When I told Jan that I’d read about him her answer was: “One thing the articles don't tell is the amount of pro-bono work Ralph does. So many of his patients are poor and follow up care is difficult if you are living on one of our islands. Tangier, for example, does not even have a Dr. so Ralph gets on his boat and goes to the island, takes care of the kid. If he gets paid, it might be a crab cake dinner! …He has always done things like that... did pro bono work long before he even considered running for the Senate.”

Will Dr. Ralph Northam (D) become Governor of Virginia in 2017? Only time will tell but you can be sure that Jan will be out there praising his every move. As she said “he was precious when I had him in my 3rd grade class and he’s precious now …one of the GOOD guys, so rare in politics !”



7 Comments:

Blogger possum said...

Ah, gee...
Thanks, Ginnie.

5:52 AM  
Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

Hooray for the good guys. I'll be watching the race. Virginia especially needs good guys right now.

7:20 AM  
Blogger Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Ginnie, greetings and good wishes.

Wonderful you have a fantastic blogger friend who predicted the greatness of a third grade student who is likely to become a governor.
She has such a fantastic smile.

Many,many thanks for introducing this fantastic blogger friend.

Best wishes

7:37 AM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

That has to so make up for the poor pay teachers enjoy. What a marvelous thing to see such a wonderful man grow from a child she had influence over so many years ago. Priceless.

12:36 PM  
OpenID schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I will definitely check him out. I didn't vote in the last VA governor's race because the quality of the candidates left much to be desired.

4:08 PM  
Blogger troutbirder said...

Most interesting! Thanks

6:11 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Haha, the version on Feedly still has the 1917 date. I imagine that any (D) will be at a disadvantage there. Or am I wrong?

11:04 AM  

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