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‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ trip for Madera pair

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Two Madera County residents have returned home from the “jubilation” of Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration with memories they said will last a lifetime.

“I’m still trying to breathe,” said Gloria Brown, 61. “It was an incredible event that just took your breath away.”

Brown and Gwendolyn Stewart, 58, attended the inauguration after Rep. Jim Costa (D-Fresno) granted them tickets last year. The two paid for their own airfare and hotel.

After departing from Fresno Yosemite International Airport on Saturday, Brown said, she and Stewart got some rest before arriving at the inauguration at 7 a.m Monday...


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