Monday, November 3, 2008

Madelyn Dunham (1922-2008)

Barack Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham, has died in Hawaii. The Obama campaign announced it a half-hour ago.

How sad that it had to happen now... before Mrs. Dunham could know the result of tomorrow’s election.

My thoughts are with Sen. Obama, his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng, and their family.

6 comments:

maria said...

i just saw this and had the same thought!

maybe she knew...she knew he had already won so much already, that it was OK for her to go.

i am so sad for him!

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Yep. And he's still gotta get out there and make a couple more speeches...

that dude said...

So sad...but she will be looking down on him.

On the cynical side, this in the news cycle right before the election is a good thing...gotta affect the female base.

bklyn6 said...

I bet she was very proud of him.

R.I.P. Mrs. Dunham.

Geneva Girl said...

I literally prayed that she would make it to Wednesday. She could see him win and then drift happily away. At least she died proud. I hope that the press allows the family a quiet funeral later this week.

Eye D. VS Mel O. said...

they said she voted early and it counted... so I saw it as a sign that she knew what was to become of it and one more hurdle Obama had to leap over winning the race