January 14, 2009

Sarah Obama Leaves Kenya to Attend Grandson's Inauguration

Doesn't it seem like EVERYONE is going to Obama's inauguration? It appears that Washington DC is expecting the largest attendance in their 230 year history.

One of the people in the crowd will be an 86-year old native of Kenya. Sarah Hussein Onyango Obama was the third wife of Barack Obama’s paternal grandfather.

Barack Obama formed a close bond with with Sarah ... or 'Granny' ... when he visited Kenya in 1988. He wrote about her in his autobiography, Dreams From My Father.

This is Sarah Obama's second visit to America. She came to Washington DC in 2004 to celebrate her step-grandson’s inauguration into the U.S. Senate. This time she'll get to visit the White House. How cool is that?!


DNLee said...

that's cool. I'll keep my eyes open for her in DC

SjP said...

real cool! super cool! can't stop grinning!

Villager said...

Danielle - I think that 'Granny' may be under the Presidential secret service bubble during inauguration week! I imagine that she may be surprised by the temperature change from Kenya to our east coast frigid air...

Sojourner - Don't stop!