Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Barak Obama Inaugural

My inaugural photographs. OK ... it is cheating. But I couldn't get to Washington, D.C. 

Michelle Obama holds the Bible on which Abraham Lincoln took his oath of office in 1861 as her husband, Barak, takes his oath 148 years later. Supreme court clerk William Thomas Carroll purchased the Bible for Lincoln's inaugural when the family Bible did not arrive in time from Springfield, Ill. Obama is the first president to use the Bible since Lincoln.

President and Mrs. Obama walk part of the route on Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House through downtown Washington, D.C., following his inauguration.

Dianne watches Inaugural night festivities with Tobie and Sadie. The evening—like the day—is cold and they enjoy a warm fire.

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