Here’s your daily, weekly, and monthly dose of sweetness.
Virginia McLaurin was 104, when she was honored for working 40 hours a week working with students with severe mental and physical challenges. At the time, she had one wish: She wanted to meet the nation’s first black president.
She was invited to attend a celebration at the White House for Black History Month.
“I thought I would never live to get in the White House, and I tell you, I am so happy. A black president. A black wife. And I’m here to celebrate black history,” she said.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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