Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day 2009.....

A picture of history, a picture is worth a thousand words!Moving Day.......... White House Transition
This is indeed a historic day, as outgoing President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush say good bye to D.C. and hello to Texas. Our country, with Americans desperate for change, watch as President elect Barack Obama prepares to take his position as President of our country and move his family into the White House.

Moving day.......always filled with emotion. Letting go of the past and embracing a new and unknown future. This move of 2 families will have huge effect on all of us as Americans, while the physical move is not as most Americans experience.

"WASHINGTON - The peaceful transfer of power that will take place at the Capitol on Inauguration Day is, to many, a miracle of American democracy. But down at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, another sort of miracle will occur: Moving Day.

President Bush and his wife, Laura, will wake up at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday morning, just as they have the last eight years. But by the time the new president, Barack Obama, returns from the inaugural parade with his family in late afternoon, there will be nary a box of theirs left to unpack. Clothes will be neatly folded in drawers, pictures will rest on dresser tops and walls, stuffed animals will lie on beds, as if the Obamas had always lived there.

The highly orchestrated quick-change operation, conducted by the 93-member White House residence staff, has no parallel in the outside world. The entire affair is over and done with in a matter of hours, without a single moving man setting foot inside the Executive Mansion.

“It’s controlled chaos,” said Ann Stock, who was social secretary in the Clinton White House. “They have about four to five hours to completely unpack, put everything away in the closets, put the family pictures up and to really make the house the Obamas’ home by the time they come in from the parade. It’s really quite an extraordinary switchover.” ( taken from an article By Sheryl Gay Stolberg, The New York Times )

For our new incoming President we must stand together and wish for him unfailing wisdom and strength. America has come a long way.

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