Thursday, April 3, 2008

About A Mom

although a bit late on the uptake. But hey, I'm busy doing much of nothin'.

This is a mom who had big dreams herself, big ideas, and big hopes for her multi-ethnic son.

I can relate. May I be as successful...

Published: March 14, 2008

In the capsule version of the Barack Obama story, his mother is simply the white woman from Kansas. The phrase comes coupled alliteratively to its counterpart, the black father from Kenya. On the campaign trail, he has called her his “single mom.” But neither description begins to capture the unconventional life of Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro, the parent who most shaped Mr. Obama.

Kansas was merely a way station in her childhood, wheeling westward in the slipstream of her furniture-salesman father. In Hawaii, she married an African student at age 18. Then she married an Indonesian, moved to Jakarta, became an anthropologist, wrote an 800-page dissertation on peasant blacksmithing in Java, worked for the Ford Foundation, championed women’s work and helped bring microcredit to the world’s poor.

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2 comments:

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

No question, yes you will with parents like yours and a heart of gold (like yours) I have no doubts

The Bear Maiden said...

Thanks, darlin'.