President, family, will be sorely missed

To the editor:

I will miss President Barack Obama. Seldom have we ever had a president of his intelligence grace and elegance whose speeches not only speak to the heart but which also reach deep into the soul.

If he did nothing else but allow the world to see that the United States voted in an African American, whose purpose was to serve those who have suffered, inspire those who care, and who would help the country rise out of a deep mire of unemployment, he would have done something of huge historic value.

Barack Obama, Michele and their two daughters have been an inspiration on more levels than I can name. I thank them with endless gratitude.

Elna Nugent, Lenox