'First Granny' Marian Robinson Savors New Life, Busy Schedule In Washington

06/04/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • RACHEL L. SWARNS nytimes.com

Marian Robinson, President Obama's mother-in-law, moved into the White House "kicking and screaming," said her son, Craig Robinson. She had never lived outside of Chicago and was reluctant to leave her beloved bungalow, her friends and family, her weekly yoga class and her familiar routines.

But after three months in the Executive Mansion, Mrs. Robinson is unexpectedly and decidedly savoring her new life.

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