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Pictured: Fraser & Marian Robinson, parents of Michelle Obama and Craig Robinson

The First Granny rarely gives interviews, and doesn’t need all the glitz and glamour that comes with being the mother of two amazing Ivy League children (one of whom happens to be the nation’s First Lady). According to her son, Craig Robinson, she’d much rather be at home spending time with her family…It’s no surprise that this strong and quiet Grand-Madame of the White House intrigues us. She’s dropped some very wise words in public, and we’re amused to share them with you!

“If I can’t do it fast, I’m not doing it,” she says. “You don’t run just to be running—you run to win.”

Marian Robinson, on leaving the national Senior Olympics after she took a fall and became unable to compete. (courtesy of O Magazine)

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