White House photo album ends up at wrong address

WADSWORTH, Ill. - When the president of the Unites States sends out a package, you'd think it would get where it was supposed to go. But apparently someone couldn't figure out where a special gift from the White House was supposed to end up.

A book of personal White House family photos ended up at the home of Alane Church, who lives near Chicago -- the president's hometown.

Church says the book is both "beautiful" and "personal" -- and she found it shoved in the bottom of a damaged box of packages her family opened on New Year's Day.

Chicago TV station WLS reports the book included a handwritten gift tag from "Barack, Michelle + the girls."

Church won't show anyone what's in the book -- but wants to make sure it gets the right person.

The White House confirmed the errant delivery -- but offered no details.

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