April 9, 2014

"You take good care of Barry now... Make sure he doesn’t get lost again."

"It’s a common expression here... Usually, it means the person hasn’t seen you in a while. ‘You’ve been lost,’ they’ll say. Or ‘Don’t get lost.’ Sometimes it has a more serious meaning. Let’s say a son or husband moves to the city, or to the West, like our Uncle Omar, in Boston. They promise to return after completing school. They say they’ll send for the family once they get settled. At first they write once a week. Then it’s just once a month. Then they stop writing completely. No one sees them again. They’ve been lost, you see. Even if people know where they are."

So said Aunt Zeituni, quoted in Barack "Barry" Obama's "Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance."

Zeituni Onyango died yesterday at the age of 61.

5 comments:

The Drill SGT said...

The illegal alien aunt who was ordered deported, but disappeared, later to surface on public assistance and housing for the next 30 years?

""You can take that house. I can be on the streets with homeless people. I didn't ask for it. They gave it to me. Ask your system. I didn't create it or vote for it. Go and ask your system."

—Zeituni Onyango,"

FullMoon said...

Katy would come to the house for teen-age slumber parties. She would always call Mom to come get her in the middle of the night.
Never spent a single night away from home.Upon HS graduation, left by herself from Ca for North Carolina to attend culinary school.
I predicted we would never see Katy again.
She is now happily married and has four kids, rarely talks to her family
My daughter, now an unmarried teacher says" What a waste of an education"

I say ( to myself) Good for simple, un complicated Katy.

Sometimes getting lost is a good thing

SomeoneHasToSayIt said...


Won't be missed.

She was a prime example of the lie that is "we are all equal under the law".

Laws don't apply to the connected.

David said...

Rest in Peace.

But Barry is lost. He will never find you where you are now. He wasn't looking for you where you were before.

Iapetus said...

Obama hardly acknowledged her existence. He'll likely ignore her passing. Family is everything to The One...except when it's inconvenient or embarrassing to him.