This is really weird. The next Vice President of the United States is pictured kiddy-corner from me in our 8th grade yearbook. Incredible. Tony Huml (pictured to the left of me, right above Paul Ryan) gave this great interview to a local station:
My family moved from Janesville to Alexandria, Minn., in 1984. Tony and I have been in touch these last couple years via Facebook, and Paul Hanus (also pictured kiddy-corner from Paul Ryan) has remained friends, was even in Wendy and my wedding in 1991. Hanus is one of 14 children whose family I speak fondly of in our book Love in the House. Talk about a stroll down memory lane.
I remember Paul Ryan as an incredibly likable guy. As Tony said, “wonderful upbringing, tremendous family,” Paul Ryan was everyone’s friend in the class. We traveled to Washington D.C. together on a class trip, and I like to think it inspired the both of us toward strong political convictions. This was many years ago, so I can’t speak to the political views of all my classmates, but I can speak to mine. Paul Ryan and I see things eye-to-eye on pretty much every political issue.
What are your thoughts on this year’s election? Post below. Wendy and I would love to hear from you.