My Encounter With A Former President and First Lady!

On the same day their son, President Bush #43,  signed up to help the relief effort in Haiti, I had a close encounter with former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush.

I was doing my usual Saturday shopping when I saw the former first couple and their secret service team leaving the River Oaks Movie Theater.

As always, they were gracious to the people who said hello and asked to take their pictures.

As their security team stopped traffic on West Gray near Shepherd, I thought about asking Mr. and Mrs. Bush a few questions – What movie did you see? Do you give it a thumbs up or thumbs down? What do you think about your son teaming up with President Obama and former President Bill Clinton to begin a relief effort for earthquake devastated Haiti?

After thinking about it for a few seconds, I decided  to smile and  snap  their pictures, but not ask any questions.

After all, in many ways they are like the rest of us: just looking for a little peace and quiet on a cold and rainy Saturday afternoon.

2 Responses

  1. Interesting!

  2. Very cool, Mary Benton! Also very considerate of you not to ask any questions, given the fine reporter you are – showed a great deal of restraint and respect on your part. 🙂

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