Appearances from Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were the highlight of the Democratic State Convention held in Grand Forks April 4-6. Steve and Sheila Wyum of Rutland were delegates to the convention and had seats in the second row directly in front of the candidates for their speeches. Steve was fortunate to get to shake hands with both of them as they were working the crowd after their speeches. Obama’s opening line was “Uffda, what a crowd.” (Maybe he’s Norwegian?) As they waited for Hillary to arrive, supporters in the arena started doing the wave which kept up for 15 minutes. An awed and excited little boy, standing by Steve as they were waiting for Hillary to get to them in the line, asked the secret service man if he got to ride in the plane with Senator Clinton and if the plane was nice. Surprisingly, he kindly answered yes to both questions. All in all it was an historic and exciting time for our state. And it is an event that Steve and Sheila will never forget.