logo
Getty Images
Getty Images

Barack Obama Shares Rare Photo as He Cherishes Childhood Memory with His Mom, Sister & Grandma

Stephen Thompson
Mar 09, 2021
08:10 P.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

Former President of the United States of America Barack Obama shared two throwback pictures on his Instagram page of him posing with his mother, grandmother, and sister.

Advertisement

On Monday, former US President Barack Obama recalled old memories when he shared two throwback pictures on his Instagram page. The first picture showed him posing in front of the Grand Canyon, clad in a white jacket and chinos pants.

The second photo showed the former president posing with his younger sister, Maya, and flanked by his mom, Ann Dunham, and grandma, Madelyn Dunham.

Barack Obama gives his wife Michelle a kiss as they close the Obama Foundation Summit together on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology on October 29, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Barack Obama gives his wife Michelle a kiss as they close the Obama Foundation Summit together on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology on October 29, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement

In the post's caption, Obama wrote that part of the essential aspect of being an American is setting out to chase after the things present at the far end of the horizon.

He recalled his first cross-country road trip with his mother, grandmother, and sister, revealing they traveled everywhere from Seattle, where his mom grew up, to Yellowstone National Park and other places. He added:

"Even at the time, my experience was consistent with a sense [...] I was going to have to go on some sort of journey in order to find out who I was."

Advertisement

Obama concluded his caption by revealing that he and Bruce Springsteen would discuss formative moments such as the one he shared that helped shape their views of America on the next episode of their Spotify podcast.

Obama teamed up with Springsteen to host the podcast titled "Renegades: Born in the USA" last month. It focuses on masculinity, race, fatherhood, their professional and personal journeys.

She maintained that certain logic would always prevail even in the face of injustice and humanity's more primal impulses.

Advertisement

This is not the first time Obama would post about his mother on his Instagram page. In November last year, he shared an adorable photo that showed her holding him to her body as they posed for a photograph.

In the caption to the post, he wrote that as he recounted in his memoir, "A Promised Land," his late mom was strong, smart, and marched to her own beat. He added:

"For her, the world offered endless opportunities for moral instruction."

Advertisement

Obama also wrote that he and his sister got early lessons about civil rights struggles, poverty's impact on world citizens, and the importance of respecting other cultures and considering other's viewpoints from their mom.

Ann believed power came from not putting people down but by lifting them up. She maintained that certain logic would always prevail even in the face of injustice and humanity's more primal impulses.

Advertisement

Obama also recalled the words his mother used to say, noting that she described the world as complicated. Ann, who died at 52 in 1995, shared Obama with his father, Barack Obama Sr.

Obama Sr. was a successful Kenyan economist, who died in 1982 following a pair of horrible car accidents. While his parents were married for just three years before divorcing, Obama has been married to his wife Michelle since 1992.

The couple shares two beautiful daughters, Sasha and Malia. He posted an unseen portrait of himself and the three women in his life for Valentine's Day, describing them as the three persons who never fail to make him smile.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Roseanne Barr Is a Doting Mom & Grandma to Her 5 Look-Alike Kids & 6 Grandchildren

May 21, 2022

'General Hospital's' Maurice Benard 'Used to Embarrass' Wife of 31 Years Yet Adopted Her Sister

May 23, 2022

Bruce Willis' 'Big Gang of Women' Stands by Him amid His Aphasia Diagnosis — Inside His Blended Family

April 01, 2022

Tyler Perry Was Broke Living in His Car - He Recalls in Tears That He Was Only 'Praying & Believing’

February 23, 2022

Pat Sajak’s Son Insists the Star Calls Him ‘Dr Sajak’ While His Daughter Follows in His Footsteps - Meet Them

March 07, 2022

Tom Brady & Pregnant Bridget Moynahan Split - She Wed Husband at Secret Ceremony 9 Years Later

February 20, 2022

Jenna Bush Hager Proposed to Her Future Husband a Few Months after the ‘Worst First Date’ - He Said ‘No'

March 29, 2022

Roseanne Barr Gave One Kid Up for Adoption & Sent Another to a Survival Camp — Meet Her 5 Children

May 03, 2022

Marlo Thomas’ Spouse Was a Virgin before Marriage to Mom of His 5 Kids & a Lousy Lover Afterward

February 03, 2022

Bruno Mars Had to Live In a Zoo After Parents’ Divorce – He Slept in 1 Bed With His Dad & Brother

April 05, 2022

Meet John Amos' Kids with a 'Renaissance Woman' to Whom His Marriage Was Banned in 16 States

May 03, 2022

Kurt Russell Became 'Pa' to Goldie Hawn's Kids Whose Father Considers Them 'Dead'

April 08, 2022

Demi Moore Felt 'Betrayed' by Mom's Lie about Biological Dad Yet Later Forgave Her & Became Her Caregiver

May 17, 2022

Craig Melvin and Wife of 10 Years Hid Their Romance for Months - Now They Are Parents of 2 Biracial Children

February 09, 2022