For those of us lucky enough to have special grandmothers, or to have children with special grandmothers, or to be a grandmother Barack Obama will have touched our hearts in a very significant way. It's impossible to explain except in memories we have of the warmth these women have given us, the magic secret winks and smiles, the security of being loved.
As I watch endless tv coverage of election events today, the power of the event is being told by personal stories of the famous and not so famous. All of America seems joined together by the enormity of the event. I am so glad I am here to participate.