Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Madelyn Dunham (1922-2008)

Barack Obama, speaking about his grandmother yesterday, in Charlotte, North Carolina:

She's one of those quiet heroes that we have all across America, who — they're not famous; their names aren't in the newspapers. But each and every day, they work hard. They look after their families. They sacrifice for their children and their grandchildren. They aren't seeking the limelight. All they try to do is just do the right thing. And in this crowd, there are a lot of quiet heroes like that — mothers and fathers, grandparents who have worked hard and sacrificed all their lives. And the satisfaction that they get is seeing that their children and maybe their grandchildren or their great-grandchildren live a better life than they did.

Obama speaks about Madelyn Dunham

comments: 2

Pattie - Chicagoland, IL said...

I watched this yesterday and thought, how wonderful that we will have this kind and caring man as our leader for the next four, and hopefully eight, years. Toot obviously did a marevlous job raising her Barack.

Michael Leddy said...

Yes indeed. What a model for young people of what a man can be. I'm hoping for eight years too.