Obama Visits Ailing Grandmother

By Natalie Gewargis

Oct 24, 2008 5:24pm

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller Reports: After spending about two hours with his ill grandmother in her apartment this morning, Sen. Barack Obama , D-Ill., took a short walk alone in the Makiki neighborhood of Honolulu outside his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham’s, apartment.

The somber looking presidential candidate strolled by himself slowly along “Young” street – wearing a black polo shirt tucked into his jeans, brown flip flops, sunglasses, and a blackberry on his hip. His hands were in his pockets as he walked along the street lined with modest apartment buildings and homes.

The walk in the neighborhood was one familiar to Senator Obama – he grew up in the apartment building where his grandmother still lives today, and attended school at Punahou just a few blocks away. Obama has written in his books about the walks he and his grandfather would take in that very neighborhood. Sen. Obama’s grandfather, Stanley Dunham, passed in 1992.

Obama took a 36 hour break from the campaign trail to visit his ailing grandmother who is suffering from a broken hip and osteoporosis. After spending most of the day visiting with her inside her apartment today, he will return to the campaign trail on Saturday morning for an event in Reno, NV.

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