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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-30-09 06:05 PM
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Celina Sotomayor, mother of Sonia Sotomayor, cries during the announcement by President Obama (PHOTO


Photo: Celina Sotomayor, the mother of Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor, cries during the announcement by President Barack Obama that her daughter is the nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter, in the East Room of the White House, May 26, 2009.

http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/obamafora...
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-30-09 06:10 PM
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1. Isn't she pretty.
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-30-09 06:19 PM
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8. She is very pretty! Lovely lady.
I can't imagine how it must feel (don't have kids myself) to see your child grow up to be such a success. I'm SURE I'd cry too if I was her! Especially when it was such a struggle - She was a single mom in the Bronx? If so, that was a tough life for the both of them. But WHAT a reward!
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-30-09 06:10 PM
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The NYDaily News had a whole bunch of good articles about their home girl and her mom.
Check 'em out.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-30-09 06:12 PM
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4. This is so cool
for NYC, too..as you say, "home girl". Homie.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-30-09 06:14 PM
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5. The NYDN has been all over the story in a big way. I don't know where my
post with links in it is. But just go to the NYDN website.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-30-09 06:25 PM
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9. Okay,
Edited on Sat May-30-09 06:27 PM by Cha
thanks.. I found this.

<snippities>

"With her Senate confirmation process to come, Sotomayor was kept under wraps yesterday, but friends described a woman who was as thrilled asshe(sic) was exhausted by the drama of the past few weeks.

"She's been working from 6or 7 in the morning until 11or 12 at night ," said Ken Kinzer, 62, Cardi's husband. Kinzer also talked with Sotomayor on Tuesday night, just long enough to tell her how proud he was.

Yesterday, he predicted that Senate inquisitors would have a hard time finding any skeletons in his friend's closet - because, he said, none exist.

"In Brooklynese," said Kinzer, "it ain't happening. She's the most squeaky-clean person I know."


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2009/05/27/200...


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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-30-09 06:39 PM
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11. Well, she's single and good to her mother, so lesbian rumors will start.
But her confirmation will be a breeze.

Capt. Hilts promises you that, Cha.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-30-09 06:15 PM
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6. Wonderful. Thanks for the heads up.
Sonia Sotomayor's mother tells News: I overcame odds to raise U.S. Supreme Court pick
BY Lisa Lucas In Margate, Fla. and David Saltonstall In New York

Sonia Sotomayor's mother - who singlehandedly raised her two housing project kids to become a doctor and a judge - basked in an afterglow of pride a day after her daughter's historic nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"I am so proud of her," Celina Sotomayor, 82, told the Daily News on Wednesday outside her Margate, Fla., home, a simple duplex apartment as modest as the woman who raised Sonia to become a success story against all odds.

"I am feeling great, but very tired," added the former nurse, standing in a driving rain a day after she had stood in the White House, watching her daughter become the first Hispanic nominee to the high court.

"I guess the best word is overwhelmed."

Yes, overwhelmed, and proud. But pride and a belief the strength of family has long been a two-way street in this mother-daughter relationship.

Proof of that can be found in a commencement speech Sonia Sotomayor gave at Lehman College in the Bronx in 1999, long before her name was attached to the highest court in the land.

It speaks volumes about how - and from whom - Sotomayor learned to look beyond the walls of the Bronxdale Houses, from which she rose to the towering citadels of the Ivy League and, finally, to a nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States.

"I decided to tell you a story - the story of my mother's life," the younger Sotomayor began that day. "It is ... a story of what hope, hard work, education and dedication to make a better life can achieve."

<SNIP>

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2009/05/27/200...


More here - http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Celina+Sotomayor
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-30-09 06:10 PM
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2. Proud Mom... n/t
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-30-09 06:11 PM
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3. So sweet..
The culmination of a life well lived by working hard with pure determination.
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-30-09 06:16 PM
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7. She has every reason to be proud of her exemplary daughter. n/t
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-30-09 06:29 PM
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10. Why did I have a picture of a woman dramatically falling to the ground balling?
Oh, it's because my grandmother did that at several of my uncles weddings. She was not a fan of her daughters in laws. Great post, lovely lady.
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