Crestview fourth-grader to watch inauguration in Washington D.C.


Justice Livingston, 9, shows materials she received after writing a letter to President Barack Obama. They include a photo of the president, a letter and a photo of Bo, the first dog.

Published: Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 06:30 PM.

CRESTVIEW — A Bob Sikes Elementary School fourth-grader received a surprise on Christmas Eve when a mysterious manila envelope arrived at her grandparents’ Garden City home.

A U.S. Postal Service barcode sticker obscured the return address.

Curious, Justice Livingston’s grandmother, Pat Mosely, peeled back the sticker. Underneath was imprinted “The White House, Washington, D.C.”

“‘Justice!’ she shouted and I came running — ‘Yes? Yes?” Justice said.

Justice had written to President Barack Obama in late October wishing him luck in the November elections.

“I told him I had been keeping up with him and I thought he had done a good job,” she said.

It wasn’t her first correspondence from the president. She had written to him soon after his first inauguration, when she was a kindergartner, and was excited then to have received a card from the White House.

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