She filmed a YouTube video in which she explained, “I didn’t think I’d ever live to see a colored president”.
“She lived to see two world wars, the height of racial segregation and finally an elected black president”, wrote Alexandre Meister, before adding a parenthetical: “Hugs from Brazil”.
But she is. And Virginia McLaurin was so excited to meet the president and first lady that she started dancing-and so did they.
“We’re so happy to have you here”, the fashion forward First Lady said, before noticing Virginia’s purple manicure.
The president noted steps he took earlier this year that he said would “make it harder for unsafe people like this individual to buy a gun, but clearly we’re going to need to do more if we’re going to keep innocent Americans safe”. For Virginia McLaurin, it was the event of a lifetime, made even more important that in came during Black History Month.
The White House’s official blog said Menkart had petitioned for the meeting citing McLaurin’s volenteering work.
The video has more than 25 million views on Facebook.
“Ms Michelle is in disbelief when her husband mentions Ms McLaurin is 106”.
“When I got to him, I was so happy, ” she said. She was particularly bowled over to be meeting America’s first African American president.
On Saturday morning just before Gymnastics, My Dranbaby found out that our President Barack Obama was no longer going to be our President!!!
McLaurin was born in SC in 1909 at a time when slavery was still a fresh memory and African American kids in the South didn’t go to school past eighth grade.
What is the secret to dancing at 106?
Breaking out into spontaneous dance isn’t usually done during a meeting with the president of the United States, but then when you’re 106 years old you can probably do whatever you want. ‘I could just die happy’. “I pray for you every day of my life”.
But McLaurin wasn’t having it. After shuffling over to meet Michelle Obama, she embraced the Obamas and cut a rug.
“I remember when we didn’t have any electricity”.