3000-Pound Granite Marker Now Honors Obamas' First Kiss

From the Obama Adoration Department: AP reports the managers of a shopping center in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood installed a 3,000-pound granite marker this week complete with a plaque reading, "On this site President Barack Obama first kissed Michelle Obama."

They’ve said the first kiss came in 1989 and the Obamas will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in October.

The plaque includes a picture of the first couple and a quote taken from an interview the president gave to "O, The Oprah Magazine" describing their first date.

"On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate," the plaque reads.

NBC Chicago had more:

This isn't the first time the Obamas' romantic firsts have been on display.

The couple gushed in June about their first dinner date in a video released to promote a donation-driven contest called Dinner with Barack (and Michelle).

The love birds apparently visited the Art Institute of Chicago and ate lunch in the museum's courtyard near a fountain. They then took a long stroll down Michigan Avenue and saw the 1989 Spike Lee flick "Do the Right Thing."

"He showed all the signs," Michelle Obama gushed. "He was hip, cutting edge, cultural, sensitive. The fountain, nice touch."

"Take tips, gentlemen," President Obama quipped.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
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