On the campaign trail in Charlotte, North Carolina, Barack Obama announced the passing of his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham.  She died late Sunday night after a battle with cancer.  Obama and his sister  Maya Soetoro-Ng released this statment:

She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances.”

Dunham was 86.


7 thoughts on “Obama’s Grandmother Passes Away

  1. It is sad. I feel for the kids having to flit between mourning and upbeat. Parents, too, come to think of it.

    Thanks for the link. I just jumped over for a sec and loved what I saw. Right now, though, I have to make dinner. 😉

  2. Hey, writechic. I’m home and put up a post, but my pictures aren’t great. First of all, the crowd was unbelievable. I don’t know how early we needed to get there to get closer! We endured a downpour for a bit (I’m grateful I didn’t ruin my camera), long line to get in, etc.

    I got some bad news for the “hatuhs” – apathy is dead.

    Toward the end of his speech, Obama said, “We’ve got a righteous wind at our backs.” I believe him.

  3. Yesterday Obama’s grandmother Madelyn past away. She lived past a recent birthday and then dies the day before the election. Now I think this is very strange and odd. Then there is a cresent moon and star on election day. Is this a bad Omen? If anything it will be good luck for all of the Arab countries. They will be celebrating late today after the polls close. Over seas campaign contrabutions, was money well spent on electing Obama. That’s right our enemies helped elect Obama. America has been bought. This could be the beginning of the end for America as we know it. Change is coming. This is a sad day for all.

  4. hgalloway – Yes, I did get to see him … in theory! I was waaaaay far away. But it was a privelege and it was historic and it was wholesome and true … unlike the propaganda bombers and their crack-induced irrational rants.

    You go, writechic!

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