November 3, 2008

Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham (October 26, 1922 – November 3, 2008)

**  FILE ** This 1979 file  photo provided by the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., shows the presidential hopeful, Obama, in 1979 during his high school graduation in Hawaii with his maternal grandparents, Stanley Armour Dunham and his wife Madelyn Payne, both natives of Kansas. Growing up as a young man of mixed race, Obama benefited from the spirit of tolerance that defined Hawaii's racial climate. His childhood in the country's idealized melting pot was far from painless, though. (AP Photo/Obama Presidential Campaign/file)

“Parting is such bitter sweet sorrow that I should say good-night until it be `morrow.”


Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., throws a lei at the point where he scattered his mother's ashes in Honolulu, Hawaii, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. Sen. Obama is in Hawaii for a vacation with his family. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

US Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) crosses a street as he walks around the neighborhood after visiting his ailing grandmother in Honolulu, Hawaii October 24, 2008. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)

Photos: 1. AP Photo/Obama Presidential Campaign, 2. AP Photo/Alex Brandon 3. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

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