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Aug
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On This Day

President Barack Obama and daughter Sasha steer the "Bay Point Lady" during a tour of St. Andrews Bay off Panama City Beach, Fla., Aug. 15, 2010 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama and daughter Sasha steer the “Bay Point Lady” during a tour of St. Andrews Bay off Panama City Beach, Fla., Aug. 15, 2010 Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama and daughter Sasha look over the different flavors of ice cream available at a store during their visit to Yellowstone National Park, August 15, 2009. Daughter Malia, in background, has already made her selection. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama and daughter Sasha look over the different flavors of ice cream available at a store during their visit to Yellowstone National Park on Aug. 15, 2009. Daughter Malia, in background, has already made her selection. Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha wait for Old Faithful to erupt during their visit to Yellowstone National Park, August 15, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha wait for Old Faithful to erupt during their visit to Yellowstone National Park on Aug. 15, 2009. Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama pays for the family's ice cream during a stop at a store while visiting Yellowstone National Park, August 15, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama pays for the family’s ice cream during a stop at a store while visiting Yellowstone National Park on Aug. 15, 2009. Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha order ice cream at Bruster's in Panama City Beach, Fla., Aug. 15, 2010 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha order ice cream at Bruster’s in Panama City Beach, Fla., Aug. 15, 2010. Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama greets children from the Valleyland Kids summer program outside a school in Chatfield, Minn., during a three-day bus tour in the Midwest, Aug. 15, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama greets children from the Valleyland Kids summer program outside a school in Chatfield, Minn., during a three-day bus tour in the Midwest, Aug. 15, 2011. Photo by Pete Souza


58 Responses to “On This Day”


    • 2 vcprezofan2
      August 15, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      😀 Didn’t think I’d make it since your call was a few minutes ago, NerdyW.

      • 3 vcprezofan2
        August 15, 2015 at 10:52 pm

        NerdyW, I truly appreciate the way you mix some laughter in with the ‘heavy’ posts. The battle with the forces pushing against Black lives just never seem to let up, and that’s so very, very wearying! Every time I read of another person harassed, killed, demonized another little piece of my own confidence erodes.

        • August 15, 2015 at 10:54 pm

          Seconded!! NW, thanks so much!!

        • August 15, 2015 at 11:30 pm

          i had to post this….Still I Rise!!!!!!

          • 7 vcprezofan2
            August 15, 2015 at 11:34 pm

            This is one of the beautiful things about TODland, Pf58 – when you feel like you’ve reached your limit there’s always someone with a pick-me-upper. 😉 Thank god we are never all down at the same time, and Thanks for this reminder.

        • 9 Nerdy Wonka
          August 15, 2015 at 11:37 pm

          You’re welcome, VC.

          It’s tough, but don’t lose confidence. Just keep on keeping on.

          • 10 vcprezofan2
            August 15, 2015 at 11:54 pm

            ‘Just keep on keeping on’

            Thanks. Though we have little choice in this on the one hand, on the other I have to admit that I feel tremendous pride in my people for having ‘kept on’ with such strength and determination over centuries. I’ve always maintained that even if given the chance, I would not choose to be in any other skin.

            • August 16, 2015 at 1:07 am

              That is a statement of enormous courage and character, VC. And, from all that I’ve witnessed at TOD and the spirit you have infused into my experience here, I know you mean it from the core of your being when you state – ” I’ve always maintained that even if given the chance, I would not choose to be in any other skin.”

              What pf58 states down thread – “WE SHALL OVERCOME HAS BECOME……..WE WILL WIN!!!! AND WE WILL…” resonates with the palpable difference in all that I experienced in the 60’s and how that experience has transformed, especially since the brutal murder of Trayvon Martin.

              It’s game over for #WhiteSupremacists & it’s not just descendants of slaves, but an enormous number of white Americans who intend to erase that evil from how this Nation behaves.

              Thank you NW for bringing these crucial moments of joy to all of us.

              good night TOD ….

      • 16 0388jojothecat
        August 15, 2015 at 10:52 pm

        Congrats on being FIRST vc 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • 21 hopefruit2
      August 15, 2015 at 11:57 pm

      Congrats vc on #1! 🙂

    • 22 Dudette
      August 16, 2015 at 12:46 am

      Congrats again Champion VC!

  1. 23 sjterrid
    August 15, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Hi VC!

    Congratulations on 1st!

  2. August 16, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Love, love, love the last photograph. One of my favorites of the last 8 years. Those kids who are so happy to see the president, and who are so comfortable with him…

  3. August 16, 2015 at 12:07 am

    a lil Earth Wind and Fire….The Way of the World…

  4. August 16, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Isley Brothers…Fight the Power!

  5. August 16, 2015 at 12:19 am

    McFadden and Whitehead….Ain’t No Stopping us NOW!

  6. August 16, 2015 at 12:38 am

    KEEP OUR EYES ON THE PRIZE!!!!

    WE SHALL OVERCOME HAS BECOME……..WE WILL WIN!!!!

    AND WE WILL…

  7. August 16, 2015 at 2:27 am

    Sad about this:

  8. August 16, 2015 at 2:57 am

  9. 43 Dudette
    August 16, 2015 at 6:20 am

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    August 16, 2015 at 6:31 am

  11. 45 Dudette
    August 16, 2015 at 7:28 am

  12. 46 Dudette
    August 16, 2015 at 7:29 am

  13. 47 Dudette
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  14. 48 Dudette
    August 16, 2015 at 8:25 am

  15. 51 Dudette
    August 16, 2015 at 8:29 am

  16. 53 Dudette
    August 16, 2015 at 8:30 am

  17. 54 Dudette
    August 16, 2015 at 8:31 am

  18. 55 Dudette
    August 16, 2015 at 8:35 am

  19. 56 Dudette
    August 16, 2015 at 8:46 am

  20. August 16, 2015 at 9:03 am

    I’m waking up to this very sad news. A giant of the civil rights movement is gone. May he forever rest in peace.


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