29
May
11

night everyone

President Obama returns to the White House after touring Joplin, Missouri to see the damage caused by the recent tornados and visiting with families affected by the tornados.

Irish Times

President Obama greets Hugh Hills, 85, in front of his home in Joplin. Hills hid in a closet during the tornado, which destroyed the second floor and half the first floor of his house. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

See you tomorrow.


21 Responses to “night everyone”


  1. 1 Suzanne
    May 29, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Welcome home, President Obama and thank you for your comfort and concern, not only to Joplin and those who experienced the tornado – but to all of us. Loved the video, Chipsticks. Good night!

  2. 2 theo67
    May 29, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Home! Thanks heavens – his eyes look red in the first picture, and not surprisingly so. In the second picture, it is so telling that he’s looking up at the residence at his family waiting there. He has a slight smile, and he’s probably thinking that he’s about to get to the most important part of his day. Sweet.

    Chipsticks – thanks again for keeping us posted on the day’s events. You do it so well. It’s been a roller coaster of emotion, as usual. Thanks to all for the excellent conversations and commentary. Have a lovely night!

  3. 3 M
    May 29, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Goodnight Chips! Thank you for continuing with this little slice of heaven! I have just been trying to catch up on what I missed today and to read through all the comments left from the TOD family. My such a great group! I listened to the President’s speech from Joplin once through but with distractions in the house (husband and children) so I need to listen again. That story POB told of the heroic man who saved 12 people in the walk-in fridge absolutely gave me chills and made me absolutely pause as I nearly started to cry. In this place we come. We come to laugh, to cry, to encourage, to listen, to support, to learn, to share, to question, to pray, to praise, to celebrate and to be. Thank goodness for this place and for you Chipsticks and all of the good people who visit.

    I think Ann Enright from Co Cork might just need to start working for OFA! Wonderful note. Glad you posted that above.

    • 4 meta
      May 29, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      You speak for me, too. Thank you, M.

      I just watched 60 Minutes and their piece on Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, recipient of the Medal of Honor. His life now seems rather conflicted and somewhat tortured by the death of his closest soldiers. I feel terrible sadness for the memories he carries. I know he’ll be working hard to lead an exemplary life, but I know it must be hard for him to deal with everything he’s experienced. I hope and pray that he will find peace sometime soon.

      • 5 anniebella
        May 30, 2011 at 7:21 am

        meta, this is why being able to get mental health for our veterans are so important. We know about the missing body parts, the ones who have been shot, or injured, but what about the ones who comes back and you look at them and you think nothing is wrong with them. But all the while they are having mental issues. We have to take this seriously, because what soldiers go through is rough.

  4. 6 P
    May 29, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Although I am not going to bed yet…Goodnight to all those who are lol. The President has really done alot for America within his 2.5 years I could just imagine how much more he will do in his second term especially since the economy is no longer on the brink of depression!!! I like that pic of him looking up..seems like he spotted someone through a whitehouse window maybe it was Sasha…I remember a while back there was a photo of her on the balcony smiling, waving and blowing kisses to her daddy after he was back from a trip…his face just immediately lit up :). Sasha is definitely a daddy’s girl (wonder if she is spoiled being the baby of the family). And the first pic with him smiling makes him look so innocent almost like a child and cute too 😉 . God bless President Obama and all of you my fellow TODers 🙂

  5. 7 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    May 29, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    HAVE A BLESSED NIGHT CHIPS…GOD BLESS OUR FIRST FAMILY…AND ALL THE BRAVE MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN WHO SACRIFICE FOR OUR FREEDOM. GOD BLESS THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA….’HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL…THE SOUL DOES NOT GROW WEARY…WE MOVE FORWARD TOWARD CHANGE!’

    • 9 EDP4BHO
      May 29, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      Jovie, I so appreciate your spunk. You go out of your way to inform many of us of the progress being made throughout the nation, under PBO’s administration whether directly or indirectly related to it. It’s really the climate of cooperation the President has continued to set that is inspiring all of these successes, IMO. Thanks for the good look-outs 😀

  6. 11 HZ
    May 29, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Good Night Chipsticks. You have made us elated within the family that you have created here for us. Chipsticks, thanks so much. This day has been a very moving and emotional day for me for sure. I pray that you will be able to rest peacefully tonight. You deserve the rest and relaxation.

    I am so elated also that our President is back at home. I saw that he was looking up and I thought that maybe he saw one of the girls in the window. I know he must be tired but a goodness in his heart. I just love the photo where the lady is giving his such a sweet hug. I also am so prayful about his announcement tomorrow. This announcement will play heavily on what will take place beginning in July with the draw down of the troops. I also saw that very interesting segment on 60 min., and it was very moving. We will continue to pray for our men and women who have served and so many have giving us the ultimate sacrifice. We thank you. Pray for our troops. Remember,”Life is fragile, so handle with prayer.”Good night everyone of my brothers and sisters here. I love you all.

  7. 14 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 29, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Lovely sentiments by Ms. Enright. The picture with Mr. Hugh Hills is iconic — looks like America if ever a picture did. Our trusty White House photographer is masterful at capturing these moments.

    Goodnight everyone, and enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend.

    Goodnight Chips, and thanks again.

  8. 16 anameti
    May 29, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Thank you President Obama for working tirelessly to make life better for us here in America and around the world. Welcome home and may God bless you and your beautiful family

    • 17 HZ
      May 29, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      Amen. Make he have a restful evening. Long day tomorrow with all of the ceremonies. We will pray for him. Thank you, Mr. President.

  9. 19 UT Austin Liberal
    May 29, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Chipsticks this was the perfect video to end a solemn yet comforting day. It has been wonderful to watch PBO reach out and offer a measure of comfort to those in Joplin who are hurting something awful. I’m glad he arrived home safely and I hope he gets some much needed rest before the solemn grind of remembering those we have lost in various wars. Hope all TOD’ers have a wonderful, peaceful and restful night. See you all tomorrow. 🙂

  10. 20 halo
    May 30, 2011 at 12:46 am

    That is a great looking car.

  11. 21 vcprezofan2
    May 30, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Another eventful day of moving speeches and comments, consolation in pain, terrific visuals, walks down the Irish memory lane, and besides laundry, other housework left undone, but now I can’t seem to keep my eyes open so I’d better call it quits.
    Chipsticks and the TOD Gang, ‘Good night, sleep tight, rest well, and may your dreams be pleasant ones.’


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