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Obama Attends Memorial For Grandma

From a non-judgmental Associated Press:

Obama attends memorial for his grandmother

Dec 23, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama gathered with family and friends on Tuesday for a private memorial service for the beloved grandmother who helped raise him.

Madelyn Payne Dunham, known to her friends as “Toot”, died Nov. 2, two days before Obama won election to become the nation’s first African-American president. She was 86.

Obama did not speak to reporters at the small home that had been converted into the First Unitarian Church in  Nuuanu. Aides said Obama’s half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, and her husband, Konrad Ng, also were present.

Following the ceremony, Obama drove to the Lanai Lookout. He and about 20 members of his family climbed over a stone wall and down onto rocky ledges to scatter Dunham’s ashes.

Obama earlier this year left flowers at the same cliffs, in memory of his mother.

Better late than never.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, December 24th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Obama Attends Memorial For Grandma”

  1. wardmama4 says:

    I would like to say something to diss The One ™ but sadly it isn’t so much Obambi – it is what liberals have done to all religious traditions. My sister died unexpectedly (or so I thought) this summer – many things kept me away from the ‘memorial’ – chief being it was a ‘memorial’ rather than a funeral. There weren’t even ashes to scatter somewhere (for that I’m a little miffed at the sister -in-law who did not even extend to me the invite to scatter my brother’s in 00). But mainly I did not feel it appropriate to go to a funeral/memorial being very, very angry at my mother who led us all to believe that her condition was no where near as serious as it was – I’d have gone to visit while she was still alive, if I knew she was terminal – as would have my other brother.

    But as The One ™ did make an attempt to visit her in her last days (or was it to scrub his birth secret from the face of the earth?), he at least gave her more respect than he did his mother – but not enough for either of the two women who raised him up – to be there as they died.

    Michelle just might want to think on that one a bit.

    • Melly says:

      I am very sorry for the loss of your sister.

      TMZ has the photos if anyone is interested: http://www.tmz.com/2008/12/24/obamas-final-farewell-to-grandma-toot/

      As for Barry a/k/a/ Frank Marshall Davis…..I am trying to become more disinterested in him with each day.

      Wake me in four years when it is all over.

      Merry Christmas everyone and Happy Holidays.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Gee…I hope it didn’t throw off his golf game. I’d like to stay and tell you all just HOW MUCH I loathe this sucker but I gotta take a “HUGE” Obama and it won’t wait!

    • curvyred says:

      Regarding the pics from TMZ – where is his family, you know the wife and children?

      Sorry if this sounds cynical.

  2. Confucius says:

    I think it terrific He went to the beach first. Gotta have a tan to throw a memorial, you know.

  3. pinandpuller says:

    Rush says he’s cold-he probably had to lay on a rock for a couple of hours before he could trundle up to the memorial.

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