Archive for November 27th, 2010

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Nov
10

dear mrs obama

 

NYT: Extracts – EVER since Barack Obama’s inauguration, the staff members and tutors at our nonprofit writing programs have marveled at how this presidency has percolated through student essays, stories and poems.

And it’s not just the president who has captured their attention — his wife, Michelle, has, too. From our students’ perspective, Mrs. Obama is glamorous but accessible, maternal but cool. They trust her.

So, earlier this fall, 826 National hosted a series of workshops inviting students to write to the first lady. The results were collected in the book “I Live Real Close to Where You Used to Live: Kids’ Letters to Michelle Obama (and to Sasha, Malia and Bo).”

Here is a sampling of what they came up with:

Dear Mrs. Obama,

You’re the greatest person I ever met. I know that you married Obama because he cares about people and also you think he is a special person. How big is your garden? I hope you have great vegetables and fruits so your two children can be strong and grow too. You’re a better dancer than your husband.

I live in Los Angeles. I live in a white and gray apartment. My favorite things are soccer, movies and also princesses. Do you think princesses are for little kids?

— TATIANA MORALES, age 10, Los Angeles

Dear Mrs. Obama,

If I was to get invited to eat dinner with you, I’d have so much fun. What if I was your daughter? I’d love you a whole lot and I would always play with you. Malia and Sasha are beautiful children and are so sweet to other people that they see. I would like to become friends with your two daughters. Can I? You should take Sasha and Malia to the Brooklyn Park out on Sixth Street. It has a swing that pushes by itself and if you say high it will go high, if you say low it will go low.

The Brooklyn Park closes at midnight and I stay until 10. It’s fun. I have too much fun. When I run I burn off energy. I know that you want kids to exercise every day for an hour, but I exercise two hours and 30 minutes every day.

— Ne’SHAWN BELT, age 8, Washington

Another post on the book here

NYT article here

27
Nov
10

hugs help

President Barack Obama looks at first lady Michelle Obama and smiles as he gets a hug from his youngest daughter Sasha during an NCAA basketball game between Oregon State and Howard University on Saturday, Nov. 27

27
Nov
10

sadness is … being on the injured list

President Barack Obama watches a game between the Oregon State University Beavers and the Howard University Bison on November 27, at Howard University in Washington

27
Nov
10

read my lips …. well, yep, it stings a bit

President Obama and his family, along with first mother-in-law Marian Robinson, showed up at Howard University on Saturday to watch the Bisons play Oregon State University in basketball. Michelle Obama’s brother, Craig Robinson, is Oregon State’s head coach.

27
Nov
10

the complete barbara walters interview

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