"Obama's reminder of home is photo of O'ahu shore"
The presidential candidates have traveled a great distance, in miles, years and station in life. Honolulu-born Barack Obama looks to a view of Oah'u to remind him where he came from.
The Associated Press asked candidates running for their party's 2008 presidential nomination to name the item that most reminds them of where they came from.
Obama had an unsettled childhood. His mother divorced when he was 2 and he lived in Indonesia for four years until his mother and stepfather sent him back to Hawaii, at 10, to be schooled there under the care of his grandparents.
His reminder of where he came from: A picture on the wall of his Senate office showing Oahu's South Shore cliffs and crashing surf, where his mother's ashes were scattered after her death in 1995.
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