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Jerry's Bookshelf -What I'm Reading Now! "Obama, An Intimate Portrait" by Pete Souza

First, “reading” may be a little misleading. “Obama, An Intimate Portrait” is mostly photographs; over 300 of them, some never before published, culled from the nearly… 356 more words

Barack Obama


Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States—becoming the first African American to serve in that office—on January 20, 2009.

The son of a white American mother and a black Kenyan father, Obama grew up in Hawaii. 322 more words

Obama's dream retirement business becomes reality

There’s something to be said about a simple white T-shirt. It’s universally flattering, and nearly every human being has some rendition of the wardrobe staple in his or her own closet. 469 more words


Thank You President Obama!

So blessed to have called Barack Obama my president for 8 years❤️

Thank you for leading our country. Thank you for being a role model. Thank you for caring about our children, environment, education and health. 18 more words

Thank You, President and Mrs. Obama


I will never forget election night in 2008. Our eldest and then-only son was just over a year old. He was fast asleep as my husband and I watched the results on CNN. 372 more words


Going for Gold

Being black is like watching your country win Olympic gold. You’re proud that America’s first black President executed to the best of his ability the office entrusted to him and in the process made us proud of his accomplishment and excited about his historic legacy, even though the moment ends nearly as quickly as it began.


Farwell President Obama 

Dear President Obama,

Thank you for the past eight years.

You served with bravery, grace, dignity, hope, and love. You inspired in us the belief that we, and by extension our country, could become our highest and best selves. 105 more words