Hi Mom! ONE unsuspecting mother in Dublin got the phone call of her life on Monday. Glynnis Walls talked to President Obama after her daughter Jessica, who was at the College Green speech, handed the leader of the free world her cell and asked if the president would have a word with her admiring mom.
"Jessica called me and said, 'Mum, somebody wants to speak to you.' Then he gets on the phone. He said, 'Who am I speaking to.' And I said, 'Glynis.'
"I said, 'Oh my God, Mr. President, it is such an honor to speak to you.'
"He said, 'Your daughter's here having a great time.' And I said, 'Maybe that's down to yourself and this historic event.'
"As soon as I finished speaking to him I thought, 'Oh my God, I'm after speaking to the president of the United States.'”
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