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Michelle Obama honors her mom, South Sider Marian Robinson, at Mothers Day Tea

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WASHINGTON--First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated Mothers Day at the White House early this year, with a Friday tea that honored her "mommy" Marian Robinson, who left Chicago's South Side to move in with the First Family and others, including former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and daughters and granddaughters of Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon. There were cabinet members, military spouses and "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon--not the daughter of the president, that's Patricia, and she was there. My Michelle Obama Mothers Day Tea story is here

Click below for menu, china service, partial guest list

below, from the White House.....

Cucumber - watercress sandwiches
Smoked salmon blinis with chive creme fraiche
Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears
Chilled gulf shrimp with chive ailoi

Blueberry scones with White House jams
Fruit tartlettes
Lemon pound cake
White House Honey

Teas served:
Earl grey

China used:
Johnson dinner plate
George W Bush tea cup and saucer
Kennedy glassware
Vermeil Bamboo centerpiece pattern from the Jackie Kennedy era


Former First Lady Rosalyn Carter and her granddaughter Sarah Carter

Tricia Nixon Cox

Susan and Anne Eisenhower

Spouses and mothers of troops

Young women from Mrs. Obama's mentoring program.

Bianca Bailey, Girls, Inc.
Guest: Freda Evans

Edia Pujols, Girls, Inc.
Guest: Ivanna Solano

Cherraceitta Taylor, Girl Scouts
Guest: Megan Taylor

Tina Capps, Girl Scouts

Roslyn Buford, Tennessee School for the Blind

Cynthia Nixon, Actress and cancer survivor
Guest: Christine Marinoni

Deborah Painte, Native American Training Institute

Ellen Pence, Praxis International
Guest: Audrie Pence

Anne Menard, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Guest: Frances Menard

Dalia Mogahed, Executive Director, Gallup Center for Muslim Studies
Guest: Salwa Rashad

Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, Executive Vice President, The Rabbinical Assembly

Dena Hoff, Chair, Northern Plains Resource Council
Guest: Phylis Roth

Maria Perez, Vice President, Institute for Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly
Guest: Evelyn Vasquez

Alethia Spraggins, The Links
Guest: Alice Spraggins

Jacqueline Moore Bowles - National President, Jack and Jill of America

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