The Obama Years

Once upon a time, there was a young boy, born to a Kenyan father, Barack Obama, Sr. He came to America to go to school. He fell in love with Ann Durham. They married and had a son, Barrack Obama. His father went back to Kenya. He was raised by his mother and his grandparents in the United States. He went to Harvard University to study law and made Chicago his home. He was the editor of the Harvard Review.

(L)Barack’s parents, Mr. And Mrs. Barack Obama. (R) Obama with his grandparents graduating from high school.

A young family . .


He went to work at a Chicago law firm and met a girl from the South Side, named Michelle Robinson. She was his boss and she didn’t want to date him because of work. They married and had two beautiful daughters. They went to Trinity church. She grew up to be The First Lady. The President married his boss.

Springfield Announcement. . .


It was a frigid cold day in Springfield, when he announced he would run for President on December 10, 2007. Thousands came to cheer him on.

The Night in Grant Park. . .


It was an exceptionally warm evening when he accepted the nomination as President-Elect. He gave a dynamic speech in Chicago’s Grant Park on November 4, 2008. Over 250,000 attended the historic evening. It was magnificent and amazing. He became the first African American President. The city of Chicago erupted with joy and tears.

January 20, 2009 was historic . . .


He took the oath and was sworn in on January 20, 2009. They participated in the parade and then danced the night away. Beyonce serenaded with “At Last.”

Vice President Joe Biden. . .


Joe Biden, a veteran politican served as Vice President with Obama for two terms. They were a formidable team and a friendship turned into a brotherhood.

Normal Family. . .


They were a normal family as much as possible, living in a fishbowl. They went on trips together, riding in Airforce One and they went to church on Sunday.

At Work. . .


The President at work in the war room. The Obama team killed terroist master mind, Osama bin Laden, May 1, 2011. The President cried as he talked about children being shot at Sandy Hook Elmentary School on December 14, 2012.

Obama’s Second Term. . .


President Barack Obama was sworn in January 20, 2013 for his second term. He took his oath on Dr. Matin Luther King Jr.’s bible.

Living in the White House. . .

State Dinners. . .

Dancing at the Governor’s Ball to Earth Wind and Fire. . .

They served us well.

Farewell. . .


After the White House, the Obamas will continue to live in Washington. His daughter Sasha 15, graduates high school in 2019. She will complete her education in Washington. The oldest daughter Malia takes a year off and starts Harvard in 2018. The Obama Library will be built in Chicago on the South Side. The President and Mrs. Obama will write books about their White House years and be quite popular on the speaking circuit. Meanwhile, immediately the Obamas will vacation and the President looks forward to no alarm clocks.

Post Presidential. . .


The Obamas will continued to live in Washington in the exclusive Kalorama community. He will be the first former president to remain in Washington since Woodrow Wilson in 1921.


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