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MixedRoots Blogging while mixed. Commentary on being biracial, challenging perceptions of race & religion in life and politics. Connecting all Cultures. Unity and Peace. Dedicated to celebrating all cultures, including mixed-heritages, inter-racial & inter-religious families and unions while educating others about the unique mixed-race and multicultural experience. Bridging the gaps between racial, ethnic, cultural & religious differences.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Two Living Legends... In Two Days

TWO LIVING LEGENDS... IN TWO DAYS

Barack Obama: Up Close
You might recall my previous post Much Ado About Nothing about my daughter's hopes to meet Barack Obama. Well, late last week, I received correspondence about a Town Hall meeting with Barack Obama to be hosted right in my neighborhood on Monday, Sept. 8, 2008.  My daughter is only three years of age, but she said she wanted to see Barack Obama (she's actually been asking to do so for about a year) and she paid her way by standing on line with me and her six-year-old friend and her mom, for about three hours on Saturday morning to get tickets to the Monday event. Okay, you'd think after having tickets in hand we'd be relaxed and plan to arrive at the event say thirty-minutes before event start time.  NoooO way!  The event was scheduled to start at 6:30pm and we were planning to arrive no later than 3:00!  Keeping on schedule is no small task when navigating the day with small children in tow or in front, depending upon the day. So following a few hiccups and a small (vehicle) snafu we made it before 3:30.  A BIG thanks to my Dad for holding our place in line.  Nonetheless, it was another long day of hurry up and wait... And boy was it worth the wait. My daughter had a dream come true on Monday, she got to see Barack Obama, live and in person.  My love for photography could not have come in more handy than on Monday. I captured some great photos of Barack Obama and of some folks in attendance! You can check out the gallery on the Mixed Roots website!!!  

Another Legend:
While standing on line Saturday morning, to get our Obama Town Hall Meeting tickets, my friend received a phone call. It was an invitation to join Congressman John Conyers for a "Kids for Obama" rally on Sunday.  While I've met Congressman previously, this event was significant for my family, because when my mother was just a teen-aged girl in the sixties she campaigned for John Conyers aboard a van, with a bull-horn in hand shouting
 into the streets... "Conyers for Congress...  Support John Conyers for Congress" Now, all these years later, her grand-daughter supports the Congressman's rally for Barack Obama, and she meets them both in the same weekend to boot!
 

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