Obama’s Grandmother

You all probably know that Obama’s grandmother is ill so he’ll be leaving the campaign trail for a few days this week to spend some time with her.  Please keep him and her in your prayers.

I found this picture of his grandparents online along with a great post.  Here’s the photo and an excerpt from the post.  Now we know where he gets the ears!

From the post:

Likewise, I was looking at this picture of Obama’s grandparents and thinking how much he looks like his grandfather. And suddenly, for whatever reason, I was struck by the fact that they had made the decision to love their daughter, no matter what, and love their grandson, no matter what. I’d bet money that they never even thought of themselves as courageous, that they didn’t give much thought to the broader struggles in the the world at the time. They were just doing what right, honorable people do. But the fact is that, in the 60s, you could be disowned for falling in love with a black woman or black man. There is a reason why we have a long history of publicly biracial black people, but not so much of publicly biracial white people.

We often give a pass to racists by noting that they were “of their times.” Fair enough, and I know Hawaii was a different beast, but still, today, let us speak of people who were ahead of their times, who were outside of their times. Let us remember that Barack Obama learned the great lessons of life from courageous white people. Let us speak of those who do what  normal, right people should always do when faced with a child–commit an act love. Here’s to doing the right thing.

You’ve got to read it.

NOTE: I wrote this post on 10/21 but I’ve been having problems posting to my blog. Sorry I’ve been out of touch.

2 thoughts on “Obama’s Grandmother

  1. There’s a photo of a young Barack and his grandfather playing in the sand. He is the spitting image of that man today now that he is grown. The only different is the skin tone.

    Both Barack and his grandfather love family the same way. Unconditionally with open arms.

    I was worried about Angela. I’m glad you are fine and it’s just your site being ornery.

  2. Hello Angela, I missed you and I’m glad you are ok. How are the wedding plans coming? I don’t expect details of your personal life, just wanted you to know I am happy for you.

    Our President-elect sure is the ‘spittin image’ of his grandpa.

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