November 30 at 11:52 PM
Bush was a steadfast force on the international stage for decades, from his stint as an envoy to Beijing to his eight years as vice president and his one term as commander in chief from 1989 to 1993.
The last veteran of World War II to serve as president, Bush came to be seen as a consummate public servant and a statesman who helped guide the nation and the world out of the U.S.-Soviet Cold War that had carried the threat of nuclear annihilation.
He was also the father to George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States.
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adding a family pic as he always seemed to value family
Fri 30 Nov, 2018 11:03 pm
The notice just popped up on my phone. He lived a long and fruitful life and I don't think we will see another one quite like GHWB, certainly not in my lifetime. Rest in Peace
Of course then there are the unexpected moments. When the eyes seem to be drizzling...
Had no idea I was that fond of him. I never voted for him...
One thing I will always like and credit him for is his signing into law The Americans With Disabilities Act.
Thu 6 Dec, 2018 01:49 pm
When we saw on TV that the train had reached Old Town Spring, we parked near the mail boxes and walked to the entry to the neighborhood to join a very big crowd. The school children had been lined along the street and we very shortly heard the train whistle. The property at the head of the neighborhood had been recently stripped clean for commercial purposes, so we had a clear view of the tracks. It was all over in a matter of minutes.
It has been suggested that the reactions of spectators was disrespectful, because none stood at attention, with hand over heart. In Houstonians' defense, Bush was more than a dead president here. He was like family. The familiarity was the comfortable uncle on the couch, almost daily, watching sports and quipping warm or funny. It was more than respect. It was love. You don't act the same at a family function as an official function.
You know I disagree with you very much on this. Those cameras were so disrespectful. People were not reflecting on Mr. Bush - they were not loving on him - they were at a party/concert event. It was awful to see.
We live in an age where behavior is evolving, for good or ill, away from the norms of the past. I know many of the people involved, and they all expressed love for the man.
Fri 7 Dec, 2018 03:49 pm
U.S. Secret Service
Everyone's #TuesdayThoughts are on President Bush & we wanted to share a memory. In '13, Timberwolf learned that the 2-year-old son of an agent on his detail was diagnosed with leukemia & the detail was going to shave their heads. You can see what happened, in classic 41 manner.