Obama Family Photo Book Accidentally Sent to Random Woman in Illinois

The book was destined for Sasha's and Malia's godmother.

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Wonder if the book included any selfies.

A woman in Illinois says the post office made the all-too-common mistake of delivering someone else’s package to her home. What set this particular package apart was its sender: President Barack Obama and his family.

Alane Ecklund Church told TODAY Thursday that she received a damaged package from her brother-in-law on New Year’s Eve. At the bottom of the box was an “extra gift,” Church said, that was apparently mistakenly added when the box was repackaged.

A tag on the mysterious smaller package said it was from “Barack, Michelle + the girls.”

The gift was partly open, and Church and her husband discovered that it was a book of personalized photographs intended for Eleanor Wilson, the godmother to Obama daughters Sasha and Malia. Church then reached out to Wilson and learned that the girls create a memory book every year for her.

She declined to share the photos out of respect for Wilson, but she described them as “private moments of their year of 2013 together.”

The White House confirmed to the Associated Press the box was in fact from the Obamas and a White House official called it “an errant delivery.”

[TODAY]

8 comments
MaryJohanna6
MaryJohanna6

"What to do?"  Well, how about NOT posting it on your facebook but rather go to the post office and let them handle it.  What all people will do for their fifteen minutes in the spotlight.  Wonder how the Obama girls feel that someone invaded their privacy and talks about it on national TV?

JamieVolcano
JamieVolcano

Why is this happening to them errant and when it happens to everyone else it is just another day for the post office? 

CeliaRunkle
CeliaRunkle

Thank goodness Rush Limbaugh or someone like him did not get the mistake.

JessyRush
JessyRush

Isn't opening someone else's mail a federal offense?

Chiroderma
Chiroderma

I don't think she was legally allowed to make public somebody else's photos

MichaelColeman
MichaelColeman

I have so much respect for Ms. Church right now!