Again, politics aside, I wish Barack Obama and his extended family only the best during these trying times as Obama visits his gravely ill grandmother. As someone who spent quite a bit of time with my grandparents because of my parental situation, I know how close you can become and how much they can influence your life. Even though I grew up as a punk in southern California, I was immeasurably influenced by southern traditional values, as my grandparents came from Oklahoma, Utah, and Texas. So please hold Madelyn Payne Dunham in your prayers and thoughts.
Peace and all good.