Monday, 3 November 2008

More Tears

Sad ones this time. Barack Obama’s 86-year-old grandmother died today after a long battle with cancer. She was an important figure in his life and helped raise him in his teen years. Just one more day and she would’ve seen her grandson elected to be President of the United States. It is things like this that actually make me believe in some kind of heaven or afterlife, because the world would just be too fucked up to not let her see what happens tomorrow.

This is an excerpt from the New York Times article:

“It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer,” Mr. Obama said in a statement. “She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances.”

Madelyn Dunham, who turned 86 on Oct. 26, was unable to travel to see her grandson on the campaign trail. But from her apartment in Honolulu, she religiously followed his bid for the presidency, tracking his movements and his progression through cable television.

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