Posts Tagged ‘Haiti

13
Apr
14

Early Bird Chat

On This Day: First Lady Michelle Obama greets children at Children’s Place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, April 13, 2010 (Photo by Samantha Appleton)

One of my all-time faves.

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MoooOOOooorning – Happy Sunday!

13
Feb
13

Desiline

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Washington Post: When she set out to her local library in North Miami to cast her vote in the presidential election last year, Desiline Victor had no way of knowing the journey would lead all the way to the White House.

On Tuesday night, Victor, a 102-year-old Haitian immigrant, will sit in the ornate House chamber as a guest of first lady Michelle Obama to listen to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Victor voted for the president, but it was not easy. On her first visit to the polls on the morning of Oct. 28, the first day of early voting, she waited in line for three hours. Poll workers eventually advised her to come back later, and she did.

….. The whirlwind trip has taken Victor out of her element. She had to buy a coat, since a heavy winter jacket isn’t usually needed in balmy Miami. And here, she’s “Ms. Victor” instead of “Granny”….

But when she meets the president, perhaps the address may be less formal. Victor already feels a kinship with the commander in chief.

“I call him ‘my son,’ ” she says. “I feel like he is my son.”

Full article here

17
May
10

michelle: a month in the life…

…with participants in the Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride at the White House, April 28, 2010.

…with Bo, April 29, 2010.

April 22, 2010

….with students and Olympic athletes during a Let’s Move event at the River Terrace Elementary School in Washington, D.C., April 21, 2010

….at New Roots Community Farm in San Diego, Calif., April 15, 2010

…greeting children during her visit to a school in Mexico City, April 14, 2010

…in Port Au-Prince, Haiti, April 13, 2010

..in Port Au-Prince, Haiti, April 13, 2010

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