Comfort Care, Includes a Good Glass of Bourbon!
Barbara Bush, You Have Left Us With Your Stately Presence...
Laid to rest... Sweet Bourbon & Pearls
Back in 1992, when Jeb Bush was running for the first time for the Governorship of Florida, I had him as a guest on my Talk Radio Show. Yes, I did talk radio, I was on from 9 a.m. until, Noon, followed by an upstart, Rush Limbaugh.
I certainly was connected with his policies and beliefs but had many questions of him and why he felt that Floridians would vote for him. That first one hour of an in-studio interview which started a relationship that still lasts. We have met many times more...
There was a campaign luncheon in Lakeland, Florida at a great surgeon's house, Dr. Mzingo which I was invited to. The radio show finished at 12 noon and with a short drive, I arrived at the bustle of Secret Service who had been checking everyone who had already entered.
As I was ushered into the foyer, there was Barbara Bush, waiting to be introduced to the gathered invited crowd. Mrs. Bush chastised me for being late, to which I explained why, she said, 'I know who you are, Jeb has mention the 'Brit'. To which I smiled and was shocked! We stood talking and exchanging stories when Mrs. Bush asked if the photographer was still available and asked him to take our photograph.
As we continued to talk, I explained I was going to be with Jeb right after this event and she asked me how I thought he was doing in the campaign. We shared and were interrupted by the Secret Service, as Mrs. Bush was to address the crowd of Bush supporters.
That was one of many social meetings to which I am honored to have been in her presence. Truly America's Grand-Mother who was so down to earth.
Yes, even my Grand-Mother!
Barbara Bush has told this story many times I believe, and I have repeated numerous times also.
Mrs. Bush loathed her Secret Service detail and would give them the slip, whilst they smiled at her comical attitude, they respected her more than anyone.
She states she was going shopping in a grocery store and told the security detail to get lost, yes that directly!
Mrs. Bush gathered her shopping cart and went shopping, which she loved. Never hid who she was with disguises, just pushed her cart down the aisles.
As she was looking at some products, another shopper came up to her and stated, 'you are Barbara Bush, oh my goodness, so nice to meet you.' Barbara respond in such a matter of fact manner, ' No, I am not Barbara Bush, she is much heavier than I am!'
That is Barbara Bush, her humor, her presence and I am so pleased to tell the story and remember such great times. I thank Jeb for allowing me to know his wonderful Mother and exchange some great conversations, ideas and her strength of family.
Thank you, Mrs. Bush, your passing cannot be sad for me, although it really is, I have great memories which means you are always with us, as the Grand-Mother of America...
Des Moines, Iowa