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After making remarks about the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy on Wednesday morning, President Obama accompanied his family to Oyster Watcha beach in Edgartown, where they spent two hours on a private beach, before proceeding to Nancy's, a restaurant in Oak Bluffs, for a takeout lunch.
The Obamas sat at a picnic table as they waited for two bags of fried seafood. With them was Konrad Ng, the president's brother-in-law, family friend Dr. Eric Whitaker, and assistant White House press secretary Tommy Vietor (who recently became engaged to Michelle Obama's spokswoman Katie McCormick Lelyveld). 8-year-old Sasha sat on her father's lap, and Michelle Obama tried to remove sand from 11-year-old Malia's hair. The president also shook hands and posed for pictures with the restaurant's staff and patrons.
When the food was ready, they continued on to the nearby home of Valerie Jarrett, with whom they also ate dinner last night.