Chicago Tribune, with a photo gallery and videos:
MERCER ISLAND, Wash. -- Strong personalities shaped a future senator--Chip Wall can't help but zero in on the little stuff whenever he watches Barack Obama on TV.
The turn of the smile, the sharp wit, the comfortable self-assuredness, all of which he saw up close, a half-century ago.
It's his old pal Stanley.
For Wall and a few dozen others, Obama on the campaign trail often brings to mind Stanley Ann Dunham, Obama's mother and a strong-willed, unconventional member of the Mercer Island High School graduating class of 1960.
To Abercrombie's surprise, Obama never asked about his ex-wife or his son.