KEMP'S WIFE PREPARED FOR ROLE, MOM SAYS.Byline: Virginia Gonzalez Daily News Staff Writer
Lois Main spent Saturday at her Fillmore home answering calls of congratulation and support for her daughter Joanne Kemp, who is perfectly suited to be a vice president's wife, according to according to
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3. the proud mother.
Joanne ``has always had a good head,'' said the 83-year-old Main. ``She's able to manage things well and she's well prepared for public life.''
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Fillmore High School is a secondary school that is located in the Santa Clara River Valley in Fillmore, California. It can be found by the middle of California State Route 126 between Ventura and Valencia, California. , Joanne took her high marks to Occidental College History
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Occidental College (commonly referred to as Oxy) was founded on April 20, 1887, by a group of Presbyterian clergy and laymen. where she earned a degree in education and fell in love with Jack Kemp, a red-haired physical education major.
``He was an ordinary college boy (who) seemed nice (and was) not too forward,'' Main said of the crew-cut and athletic Kemp.
Main said devotion to sports of all kinds ran in her family. Her late husband Donovan shared Kemp's love of football. The choice of Jack Kemp for a husband was a cinch cinch
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The young couple, one year apart in school, were married soon after Joanne graduated in 1958 and shortly before Kemp entered the military, Main said.
Joanne and Jack have four children: Jennifer, Judith, Jeffrey and James. As do their parents, all have the initials J.K.
Lois Main said Jack Kemp likes to eat Mexican food at a local restaurant when he and his family are in Fillmore.
``When he visits these days, he's just like most people. He likes good healthy food. He particularly likes enchiladas and seafood,'' said Main.
``He loves the pool here, swims around quite a bit,'' Main said. ``He and Joanne love the view of the valley we have up here.''
Although Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole announced the selection of Kemp as his running mate running mate
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3. A horse used to set the pace in a race for another horse. Saturday morning, Main said she learned earlier through a phone call from her daughter that Kemp would be Dole's selection.
Calls from well-wishing relatives and friends flooded Main's home Saturday.
``Folks in town are excited about it, and the church minister even keeps me up to date on Jack's activities on the computer since I don't have one at the house,'' Main said.
``We all think that the Dole and Kemp team is a winning combination, and we look forward to representing the Republican party this time around,'' Main said.
The Kemp daughters and Main shared thoughts in a telephone conversation Friday about how Jack Kemp's political spotlight will affect their lives.
``We really think it's wonderful, but I can tell you that I'm just going to watch it on television here from home,'' Main said.
Main said there is sufficient space in her home for the family's increasing number of mementos, including gifts friends pick up on vacations throughout the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. .
Main's car bumper may be blank, but her laundry room A laundry room (also called a utility room) is a room where clothes are washed. In a modern home, a laundry room would be equipped with an automatic washing machine and clothes dryer,and often a large basin, called a laundry tub, for hand-washing delicate articles of clothing such window sports a brightly colored sticker that a friend picked up in Branson, Mo., recently.
It reads, ``Dole-Kemp 1996.''
Photo: (1) Joanne Dole smiles at a Republican rally Satu rday. She stays in touch with her mother in Fillmore.
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(2) Joanne Kemp
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