For many, January 2017 held a very unique presence; it was the beginning of the year and perhaps one of the most transitional moments in history as Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as President of The United States of America.
While the day was full of emotion and change, there was one transaction that remained a mystery. As President Trump and former President Obama shook hands, their wives, Melania and Michelle exchanged something quite unorthodox: a blue box.
First Lady Melania presented former First Lady Michelle with a ‘Tiffany Blue’ box. The box must have taken the former first lady by surprise because photographers captured this look on her face during the exchange.
It was never released what as in the box. Millions of people wondered what was in the box; guesses ranged from jewelry (given the color of the box, ‘Tiffany Blue’), to a scarf and glove set, to a book, and even a picture.
For the last year, the contents of the ever-famous blue box have remained a mystery. That is until Ellen DeGeneres asked the former first lady the question that everyone was dying to know: “What was in the box?”
Michelle Obama laughed and said, “Never before do you get this gift, so I’m sort of like 'OK. What am I supposed to do with this gift?'" she said. "And everyone cleared out and no one would come and take the box. And I’m thinking do we take the picture with (it)? ... No staff, no one. I was like, what do you do with the box?"
After quiet suspense, Michelle casually said, “It was a lovely frame.”
I don’t know about you, but a frame seems to be a pretty normal gift! Sounds as though Melania was trying to be kind. How thoughtful!