The First Family Celebrates Easter!





The First Family Walks To Easter Mass At St. John’s Church


You can see a video clip here:  CBS News 

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180 Responses to “The First Family Celebrates Easter!”

  1. 10 Anna
    March 31, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Good Afternoon all.

  2. 16 nathkatun7
    March 31, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Happy Easter to all TOD members! Great thanks to Chips and her deputies for the wonderful job in keeping us informed and entertained!

  3. 17 Proud Former White House Intern
    March 31, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Beautiful family!

  4. 18 cookemom
    March 31, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    How much does Mahlia look like PBO’s mom! Sasha is a across between his grandparents.

    • 19 Jessica
      March 31, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      I think Sasha looks like her maternal grandmother, her dad, and paternal granddad. I honestly can’t decide who Malia looks like. I would say her mother and maybe her great-grandmother.

      • 20 cookemom
        March 31, 2013 at 5:12 pm

        I see Malia as the spitting image of PBO’s mom. Sasha has always been hard for me to pinpoint, she changes each time I see her. I don’t see any of Michelle in either kid though. They both are growing into such beautiful young ladies and seem to be so well rounded. Thank their parents and I bet especially the first Grandma for that.

        • 21 cookemom
          March 31, 2013 at 5:37 pm

          Actually in pics 3 and 4, I see Sasha favoring Michelle and Malia her dad and her dad’s mom. Sasha’s and Michelle’s head are at the same angle and they look just alike there.

        • 23 Nena20409
          March 31, 2013 at 5:38 pm

          Michelle’s Princeton or Harvard Law College graduation picture…..posted here before…..I say Sasha looks like her mom. Then if one looks at POTUS as a kid…..growing up, Natasha looks like him. Malia Looks like both her parents too. His mannerism and shyness and the mom’s outspokeness She is a spitting image of her parents as well..

        • 25 proudmemberofglobalzero
          March 31, 2013 at 6:17 pm

          Sasha is the spitting image of President Obamas father.

    • 27 LadyTNT
      March 31, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      Hey CM, I think Malia is the spitting image of her father!! And I don’t think it’s just me because a co-worker looked at them on my my computer and she said, unfortunately Malia looks just like her dad. Please believe I was ready to roast her, but I held back because maybe she was saying that a girl doesn’t want to look just like her dad. However, However i agree with you about not knowing who Sasha looks like. I guess she is a combo of them all. HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!

      • 28 Jessica
        March 31, 2013 at 5:48 pm

        There’s nothing unfortunate about the way her dad looks. I would have roasted her ass. She was being jerky.

        • 29 LadyTNT
          March 31, 2013 at 5:52 pm

          LOL Jessica, if it would have been anyone else I would have, but she is a democrat and a true Obama supporter, so I knew she meant no harm. I could’ve asked what she meant by that, but I let it go. They already think I’m crazy enough about my President.

    • 30 globalcitizenlinda
      March 31, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      I thought Sasha looks closer to FLOTUS (the younger images) ; Malia looks like her dad PBO who has a dominant look of his grandfather.

      well I give up!

      • 31 Obama Grandmama
        April 1, 2013 at 10:52 am

        I also think Malia looks mostly like her Dad and Sasha her Mom. Kids change from time to time and favor different ones, but mostly are beautiful blends of both sides.

  5. 33 globalcitizenlinda
    March 31, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Happy Easter everyone!! Hope this is a restful and peaceful weekend for all & a chance for renewal.

    for my part, I just “re-started” my life – again! I do this start over any chance I can get

    • 34 cookemom
      March 31, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      What a wonderful idea! So much better than running in neutral, or worse yet, going in reverse. Happy Easter to you.

  6. March 31, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Maybe you have seen this?

    • 36 vcprezofan2
      March 31, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      Thanks Carolmae, I hadn’t seen that before but without question I felt sure Pete S should be there. I followed the link to see a few of the others but lost interest when the first one to pop up was Chelsea Clinton. While I have nothing against her per se, I get somewhat tired of having the offspring of the famous continually thrust into the media.

      • 37 hopefruit2
        March 31, 2013 at 4:45 pm

        The placement of Chelsea Clinton on this list is purely political. Like you vc, I have nothing against her, but there’s nothing particularly interesting or exceptional about her tweets that would put her at the top of this list.

        • 38 vcprezofan2
          March 31, 2013 at 7:40 pm

          Ah well, Hf, It means they lost 2 of us whose interest had been peaked to see who was on the list with PeteS. Maybe if Chelsea had been placed further in I would have skipped over and continued, but her position at the top made me question their criteria and killed my interest.

          • 39 hopefruit2
            March 31, 2013 at 7:42 pm

            Indeed. And I’m sure there are many, many others who share our thoughts about this as well. 🙂

    • 40 99ts
      March 31, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      I didn’t see too much wit – nor wisdom in that list – gave up after No 38 – MUCH more wit & wisdom in tweets from TODers

  7. 41 globalcitizenlinda
    March 31, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    there was a time I thought that Sasha would not grow as tall as her parents but now I can see that she too has the potential to be as tall as her big sister.

  8. 42 forus50
    March 31, 2013 at 4:26 pm

  9. 43 vcprezofan2
    March 31, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Love the way you ‘fly’ when you are if the pilot’s seat, Utal! Thanks

    Congrats, CM! Is ‘carpe diem’ the right term?

    Bringing over a request from the end of the last thread that you all might have missed …..

    SPECIAL (EASTER) WISH – Would someone knowledgeable PLEASE section the Favreau speechwriting video into manageable segments so that we can share them around? OR TEACH ME HOW TO DO IT?

    For example……
    a) I’d put the part with Gergen 🙄 asking about aloofness and Jon’s fabulous answer into one segment
    b) another segment could be the intro to the NH speech, the clip used, AND Jon’s post-clip comments [In fact all clips JF used could be treated similarly]
    c) a segment with Jon delineating how the President ‘wrote’ the race speech

    D) etc. etc. IF IT WILL HELP i’m WILLING TO GO THROUGH IT AGAIN AND NOTE POSSIBLE SEGMENTS cut off points THAT WOULD MAKE GOOD CLIPS, but because most of the session is so delicious it will take time to do, so you might just want to teach me how.

    I don’t think everyone would take the time to watch this in its entirety if sent on twitter; I’m wishing for the segments so that it can be sent around in shorter bites until it becomes more ‘well’known’.

    ANY TAKERS? /hands clasped/ 😀 Thanks in advance!

    • March 31, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Sorry VC. I have know idea. Try googling “editing YouTube videos.” Or search for it on YouTube. 💡

    • 46 forus50
      March 31, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      vc – GREAT suggestion! I would love to see it segmented too. It’s fabulous. Jon F. is such a great interview – never says “ah” and “umm” and is so thoughtful and interesting for such a young guy; not to mention good looking AND talking about the best president ever. My favorite part was where he was strongly disagreeing about a perception that POTUS is aloof. He said that he doesn’t do artifice well. I love that — it’s so true.

      • 47 vcprezofan2
        March 31, 2013 at 7:35 pm

        Hi, Forus50! I’m back again after fighting off my migraine aura, for the third time in less than a week! Grrrr! Not sure how long I’ll last tonight. Anyways, I sure hope someone with the video skills (we undoubtedly have lots of experienced TODobots who could) will segment this for us. I was in the midst of investigating the youtube video editing download thingy when my aura started to build so I dashed for the tablets, then hastened to the shower and closer to bed.

  10. 48 utaustinliberal
    March 31, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Congratulations to Cookemom and Anna. You both tied for first place! An honorable mention to Nathkatun for coming so close to the head table. Hope you three enjoy the prize! 😀

    • 49 cookemom
      March 31, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      thanks, well done UT.

    • 50 nathkatun7
      March 31, 2013 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks UT for this beautiful post about our beautiful First family! Thanks also for the “honorable mention that included in the prize winners. This is just what I needed on this beautiful Easter Sunday in San Diego, America’s finest city!

    • 51 Anna
      March 31, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      Thank you for a picture of two of my most favorite people.

      • 52 vcprezofan2
        March 31, 2013 at 7:45 pm

        Congrats too, Anna. Looking at your prize I suddenly remembered the occasion – wasn’t it when FLOTUS had forgotten to list POTUS as one of her best friends (listing only Dr. Jill) and he was pretending to be miffed?

  11. March 31, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    You have done another great job utal! 😀 Have a restful afternoon.

  12. 56 Asher in Boston
    March 31, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Our beautiful, graceful first family.

  13. 57 cookemom
    March 31, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Michigan State beats Cinderella team South Florida. Final four line-up looks like Wichita State, Michigan State, Syracruse, and the winner of the Duke/Louisville game coming up.

    • 58 forus50
      March 31, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      Yup except it’s Michigan! Michigan State lost to Duke earlier in the week.

      • 59 cookemom
        March 31, 2013 at 5:09 pm

        Yeah you’re right, my bad, see one Michigan team, you’ve seen them all. I shouldn’t say that since they’re representing the Midwest.

        • March 31, 2013 at 11:44 pm

          I wouldn’t be saying that to a Michigander. Even if you don’t like football (I don’t) you by golly pick UofM or State and the lines are drawn. Things are veeeeeerryy tense in my building around the UofM/MSU game.

          • 61 cookemom
            April 1, 2013 at 12:16 am

            I love football, probably best of all of the sports. I didn’t realize the rivalry between the two schools though. A good friend’s son played for whichever one of them that wears the green and white. Mich State? I always get them mixed up.

  14. 63 globalcitizenlinda
    March 31, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I am not used to seeing PBO in this color of suit

  15. 65 MightyPamela
    March 31, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    What a beautiful First Family. I truly hope they know how dearly they are loved by the millions of US! 😆

  16. 69 globalcitizenlinda
    March 31, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    wondering what happened to the agent who has been the head of POTUS’ USSS Security Detail (some here call him Silver Fox). He “went missing” during the trip to Israel and I have not seen him since.

    The two ladies are also “missing” and so is the “tall and bald-headed” agent who is the head for FLOTUS.

    I also notice that there are a whole lot of new faces among the other agents.

    Could it be time for their rotation to other duties?

    I was not always this concerned about the specific faces of the agents until PBO. Now I seem to notice them all. I must say that I have been reassured by their no-nonsense attitude when I have seen them in person during PBO’s multiple visits to our Ultimate Swing State. They kept looking sternly at our group of excited people (as the very front of course) and did not answer even when we thanked them for all the work they do to protect the First Family” – which is as should be (no distractions when POTUS is in the house)

    • 70 carolyn
      March 31, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      I too have been wondering where the Silver Fox, as HZ and I call him, is. I miss him. Perhaps those who are right by the president have to be rotated. We do get used to certain people being with the president. I certainly hope the info Breitbart got about the girls’ vacation didn’t come from a leak in the SS, but I’ve worried since that debacle in Colombia last spring. I have a feeling the new director will bring a new tighter discipline to the service.

  17. 75 forus50
    March 31, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    LOL, this is the creepiest, funniest stuff I’ve ever seen and the comments are perfect.

  18. 76 amk for obama
    March 31, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Great pics, ut. What a ‘tall’ family. 🙂

  19. 77 utaustinliberal
    March 31, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    He’s performing at the Easter egg roll tomorrow.

  20. 79 amk for obama
    March 31, 2013 at 5:13 pm

  21. 81 amk for obama
    March 31, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Doctors treating Nelson Mandela for pneumonia report “a further improvement”, South African officials say, as churches hold prayers for the former president.


  22. March 31, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks for another fun thread, UT!!! Love the pictures and that Malia was like – ‘get the umbrellas, we’re walk’n back’ 😀 😀

  23. March 31, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    The stupid runs deep in the fetid remnants of the Republican Party ….

    • 93 carolyn
      March 31, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks for leading me to this short editorial. She speaks the truth. Truly grace and beauty under fire!
      Looking at the picture of the family, I am so impressed by their inner dignity and poise. When I see Malia, I am reminded of a queen…..thinking the Queen of Sheba, or the beautiful young woman in The Song of Solomon, or Queen Nefertiti. I love it that she’s tall and holds her head high, never slumping.

    • March 31, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      Lovely and true! Thanks for sharing, df 🙂

  24. 95 cookemom
    March 31, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I’m dying at the TeabaggerGoogleConfusion tweets. Hillarious! Sir Issac Newton and Fig Newton, Lil Kim and Kim Yong, Muslim and muslin. I’m cracking up over here.

  25. 96 amk for obama
    March 31, 2013 at 5:32 pm

  26. 98 Sue
    March 31, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Looking for handsome Mr. President. Happy Easter!

  27. 99 desertflower
    March 31, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Ladies and gentlemen. I bring you the Jr Senator from Arizona………….

  28. 111 Nena20409
    March 31, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    These teabaggers crack me up…..

    Ignorance is no longer s Bliss for them 😉

  29. March 31, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Wonder how many victims of #GunViolence during Passover/Easter Week just to satisfy the gun and ammo purveyors’ greed.

    • 113 dotster3
      March 31, 2013 at 6:20 pm

      Well—-from just what I remember reading today—-8 people shot, 1 fatally in less than an hour last night (early Sun. a.m.) in Chgo, another shot a few hours later, 4 yr. old girl shot and killed inside a car in Miami, car salesman shot and killed in Orlando in a road rage incident, test driving a customer’s car, was rear ended and that driver shot and killed salesman, the Tx. DA and his wife shot and killed, DA said to be shot multiple times with assault rifle, etc. etc. etc.—-across America. Wild West.

  30. 118 Claire
    March 31, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    The whole family looks BEAUTIFUL as usual . 🙂 Sasha is a stunner now!

    • 119 anniebella
      March 31, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      I agree Claire, our First Family is beautiful, and what I can’t say enough is it is just not the outer beauty, it is the inner beauty also. Meaning I really think POTUS and FLOTUS care about people. POTUS wanted to become President so he could help people improve their lives, it wasn’t because he felt it was owe to him, or because he wanted folks to pat him on the back and tell him how fine he is. If that is all to Barack Obama then I would not have voted for him. But I sense someone who has compassion for those who others look down on, I sense someone who want to make the world a better place for people, who want to give those who never had a chance, a chance to better their lives, I feel POTUS and FLOTUS care about people like that.

      • 120 anniebella
        March 31, 2013 at 7:24 pm

        You know some people could say Mitt Romney was a nice looking man, not me.But there was no core to Romney, he felt it was owe to him, he felt that those without money was beneath him, he was superior to them because he had money, he was white, and Queen Ann was right there with him.

  31. March 31, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    This is the sermon

    • 123 CEB
      March 31, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      I saw this earlier. They should have written “the Obama family walks…” or “the president and his family walks…”

    • March 31, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama attended Easter services at an Episcopal church near the White House where past presidents frequently have worshipped.

      The president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia took the short walk across Lafayette Park to St. John’s Church Sunday morning.

      Obama was greeted by several parishioners with handshakes and smiles as the church members were returning to their seats from Holy Communion, which the first family also joined.

      The sermon by Rev. Dr. Luis Leon was based on the Gospel of John and the Resurrection of Jesus. Leon said the message of Easter was about the “proclamation of victory, the victory of powerful love over loveless power.”

      He said the “Easter vision” was the ability of the congregation to recognize the presence of Christ in their life, which would allow them to see the world in a new way without pain, loneliness, injustice, war, hate and despair. Instead, with the new vision, he intoned, they can see with love, hope and truth.

      The Obamas have previously worshipped at St. John’s, including Easter services in 2009 and 2012. They attended Easter service at Shiloh Baptist Church in 2011.

      A pew nine rows back from the altar at St. John’s carries a small brass plaque designating it as “The President’s Pew.” Church history claims that every president since James Madison has visited.

      • 126 jackiegrumbacher
        March 31, 2013 at 9:53 pm

        Luis Leon always gives beautiful sermon. We attended this church we we lived in the DC area and his sermons were always full of truth. He was very disturbed by Clinton’s flagrant affair with Lewinsky and was very frank in talking about it from the pulpit. Have always admired him and he did a great job at the inauguration.

  32. 128 utaustinliberal
    March 31, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    This hashtag is hilarious. Liberals are freaking smart and funny.

  33. 129 utaustinliberal
    March 31, 2013 at 6:39 pm


  34. 130 anniebella
    March 31, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I love how the girls are not ashame to hold hands with their parents. You know these days most 14 and 11 year old don’t want to be holding hands with Mom and Dad. It’s like the kiss-kam, Malia was upset cause her parents didn’t kiss. Most 14 year old would be saying Mom, Dad, you’re embarrassing me. But not Malia, she was telling her parents when the kiss-kam was about to come so her parents wouldn’t miss it. I believe it’s because she is use to seeing her parents show their affection like that, so she is not embarrass by it, she approves of it.

    • 131 CEB
      March 31, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Even when kids act embarrassed by parental PDA, they actually like it because it shows that their families will stay together, thus giving them a sense of security, which in turn helps with their self-esteem. It also inspires them about what to look for in their future relationships.

      • 132 dotster3
        March 31, 2013 at 7:03 pm

        I was just going to say I loved seeing my parents kiss and hug—–and when my dad would grab my mom and dance in the kitchen when a great song would be playing on the “stereo”. There is a satisfaction and security in seeing and knowing your parents love each other.

  35. 133 utaustinliberal
    March 31, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I will never be able to un-see the Kevin Ware NCAA basketball injury. Horrifying is too tame a word to describe what happened to him. I heard screams and it took me a minute to realize the screams were mine. OMG.

    • 134 Jessica
      March 31, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      I haven’t seen it. Thank God, i missed it. Poor boy.

    • March 31, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      I understand. I can still see two leg injuries to football players who got compound fractures during play. The first was a Bengals guy in the Superbowl playing the ’49ers. First one I think Joe won. The second happened on Monday night football, Broncos v Cardinals to the greatest wide receiver ever, Ed Mac #87! Jersey # number now worn by another great wide receiver (Hot) for the Broncos named Eric! It happened 9/10/2001; stayed up very late to get updates on how Eddie was doing, so at 6 am MDT on 9/11/01 I had no idea what was going on in the world. I guess I should say American football! 😀

  36. 136 jacquelineoboomer
    March 31, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Happy Easter, everybunny!

  37. 138 vitaminlover
    March 31, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Loooooving my First Family! Barack is definitely the star, Michelle is matching him. I love the way he holds his babies’ hands!

  38. 139 prettyfoot58
    March 31, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    • 140 isonprize
      March 31, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      PrettyFoot, you KNOW we are on it! ANyone who wants to help out. please retweet. Let’s make it ONE TERM TOM!!!

    • 141 jackiegrumbacher
      March 31, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      Pf, this man is a blight on the landscape. I don’t think there has ever been a worse governor in the state’s history. We must leave no stone unturned in getting him our the door.

  39. 142 anniebella
    March 31, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    From this Tarheels fan, Duke lost to Louisville. I like.

  40. March 31, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    My students won the game today and sent Duke packing! Me Happy happy! 😆 😆 😆

  41. March 31, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Huh? When did Sasha shoot up so much between inauguration Day and today at chin level with her Daddy? Sprouting so fast like a weed

  42. March 31, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Hope everyone had a Happy Day…

  43. 148 ouapiti
    March 31, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Happy Easter to all TODers who are celebrating. Thanks for the glorious pictures of our wonderful First Family!

  44. March 31, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Just finished watching “Collateral” for about the tenth time. Am I the only one who still likes Ton Cruise with the bonus of Jamie Fox? 😉 I’ve posted a quote from the movie here before. I think of it a lot. Especially when i hear the NRA mentioned. If you’ve never seen it, Cruise is a hit man named Vincent. Fox is a cabbie named Fox; a good guy. Here’s the quote:
    Max: Hey.
    Max: He, he, he fell on the cab. He fell, he fell from up there on the motherfucking cab. Shit. I think he’s dead.
    Vincent: Good guess.
    Max: You killed him?
    Vincent: No, I shot him. Bullets and the fall killed him.

  45. 154 dotster3
    March 31, 2013 at 8:40 pm

  46. 155 dotster3
    March 31, 2013 at 8:41 pm

  47. 161 yardarm756
    March 31, 2013 at 8:51 pm

  48. 170 Ladyhawke
    March 31, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Republicans in retreat on equal marriage

    by LOLGOP


    Bigotry is just plain hard to defend

    Since the Supreme Court hearings on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act earlier this week featured some of the worst arguments ever made in front of the highest court in the land, Republicans have been retreating from their strict position that the federal government should ban same-sex marriage like it’s Mitt Romney the day after he lost.

    I’m not confident that the Supreme Court will make the kind of Loving v. Virginia decision this nation deserves, but I do know this: smarter Republicans have recognized that insisting that the federal government impose bigotry based entirely on a dated religious view isn’t working for them.

    Republican consultant Rick Wilson tried to translate this into English for his fellow GOPs:



  49. 171 jacquelineoboomer
    March 31, 2013 at 9:25 pm

  50. 172 isonprize
    March 31, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    For those of us who came of age in the ’70s. I loved the diversity of the music then, And there was a message in a lot of it. Here is one that struck me as perfect for this Resurrection Sunday.

    🙂 🙂 🙂 LOVE TO THE WORLD by LTD (which stood for Love, Togetherness and Devotion) 🙂 🙂 🙂

  51. 174 Jovie
    March 31, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Exxon Mobil said that one of its pipelines leaked “a few thousand” barrels of Canadian heavy crude oil near Mayflower, Ark., prompting the evacuation of 22 homes and reinforcing concerns many critics have raised about the Keystone XL pipeline that is awaiting State Department approval.

    The pipeline breach took place late Friday, Exxon said, in the 20-inch diameter, 95,000-barrel-a-day Pegasus pipeline, which originates in Patoka, Ill., and carries crude oil to the Texas Gulf Coast, the country’s main refining center. Mayflower is about 25 miles north of Little Rock.

    By Sunday afternoon, the company had deployed 15 vacuum trucks and 33 storage tanks to start cleaning up and temporarily store about 12,000 barrels of oil and water that had been recovered, the company said. Crews were steam-cleaning oil from property, Exxon Mobil said, while some fought in rainy weather to keep the oil from reaching nearby Lake Conway through storm drains.


    Not good.

  52. March 31, 2013 at 9:34 pm

  53. 177 cindy sweatt
    March 31, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I am late in this game today.I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. I just want to say that I think the show Newsroom, is the best show on.TV. I don’t get most cable shows but this week Comcast had a watchathon free week and I watched the whole first season. I wish real news would be as truthful

  54. 178 jacquelineoboomer
    March 31, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    This is cool. Y’all may have seen Richard Blanco, President Obama’s choice as his 2013 Inaugural Poet, on CBS Sunday Morning today. He sent this out, via e-mail tonight, with a poem from one of his books of poetry. He’s still very humble and very much in awe that he was chosen, but isn’t quite sure why – he said he likes to think President Obama and Mrs. Obama “were talking” and chose him!


    • 179 sjterrid
      March 31, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      Thank you so much for haring this beautiful poem by Richard Blanco, Jacquline. Isn’t it wonderful to have a president that has shown the spotlight on such worthy, intelligent people

      • 180 jacquelineoboomer
        March 31, 2013 at 10:42 pm

        Yes, it sure is wonderful! Richard seems like a truly authentic person, as President Obama is (of course!).

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