Shortly after his son was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate in November 2008, Elder Vogel Sr. dropped by Breeze Ridge Farms in Marion Township to see fellow dairy farmer Robert Guidice. He was sulking.
“Well, Bob,” Guidice remembers Vogel Sr. lamenting, “he won. He’s going to Harrisburg.”
Guidice shook his head and chuckled. Wasn’t this victory something to celebrate?
“Your son is a senator,” Guidice reminded his friend.
Vogel Sr. cracked a sheepish smile, but Guidice understood the consternation.