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Friday, October 16, 2009

High School Teacher Recalls Day Obama was Hawaii

While conducting some research to debunk a birther post on a forum, I came across a very definitive article about Barack Obama's high school Literature teacher at Punahou High School. Her instruction included British, Biblical, and Middle Eastern Literature. This article was written prior to his taking office and is not something recently written to stave off the senseless ranting of the right wing.

This lady remembers the day he was born, in which hospital, she wrote down his unique name and discussed it with her father and the physician who delivered him, Dr. West. She later became his teacher.

When Barack Hussein Obama places his hand on the Bible today to take the oath of office as 44th president of the United States, Barbara Nelson of Kenmore will undoubtedly think back to the day he was born. It was Aug. 4, 1961, at Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu.

“I may be the only person left who specifically remembers his birth. His parents are gone, his grandmother is gone, the obstetrician who delivered him is gone,” said Nelson, referring to Dr. Rodney T. West, who died in February at the age of 98. Here’s the story: Nelson was having dinner at the Outrigger Canoe Club on Waikiki Beach with Dr. West, the father of her college friend, Jo-Anne. Making conversation, Nelson turned to Dr. West and said: “‘So, tell me something interesting that happened this week,’” she recalls.

His response: “Well, today, Stanley had a baby. Now that’s something to write home about.”

The new mother was Stanley (later referred to by her middle name of Ann) Dunham, and the baby was Barack Hussein Obama.

“I penned the name on a napkin, and I did write home about it,” said Nelson, knowing that her father, Stanley A. Czurles, director of the Art Education Department at Buffalo State College, would be interested in the “Stanley” connection.

She also remembers Dr. West mentioning that the baby’s father was the first black student at the University of Hawaii and how taken he was by the baby’s name.

To read the entire article,
By Paula Voell

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  1. I'm sorry, but hearsay is NOT 'proof' of The One's Hawai'ian birth. Recalling someone talking about an event is NOT the same as witnessing it. Nobody has actually offered a first-hand account of Obama and his mother in Kapi'olani (e.g., other parents, staff).

  2. No, but there are two newspaper birth announcements from Aug, 1961. There is the COLB which is the only legal form of birth announcement in Hawaii since 2000. There is the school enrollment form from Indonesia that lists his birthplace as Honolulu. There is confirmation that his grandparents did in fact live at the address listed, etc. There is also the word of the president of the United States.Nothing is good enough for you birthers who claim to be patriots but display pathetic stubbornness in the face of a hopeless cause.

  3. I truly enjoy your topics and all of your ads here, but i think you need to close the music if you are going to add a video. it makes it hard to hear our president. Check out podmix pop-out players. They are much better all around. Peace, Stormy Shea

  4. I attended Puhahou and had this woman as an English teacher. I graduated from high school in 1986 so there is no way I would have crossed paths with Barry. Still, his verified Birth Certificate has been available since 2008 and Birthers are idiots.


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