Remembering a life-The Passing of Barbara Bush


Barbara Bush

Barbara Pierce Bush, 92, died April 17, 2018.  The wife of President George H. W. Bush (41) and President George W. Bush (43), she was only the second women in history to hold the distinction of being a former First Lady and First mother.  The first had been Abigail Adams in 1800.

I visited the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas in December, 2016.   You can see my article here:

On this day of the celebration of Mrs. Bush’s life, I wanted to share a few photographs from my library visit.  She was a phenomenal woman.

Barbara’s official portrait for the Library
Barbara’s signature



Her Secret Service code name was “Tranquility”

Ingratiation Day parade
Barbara’s Portrait entering the First Lady’s section of the Library




Barbara in her sun hat
George and Barbara


73 years devoted years together.   She recently said, “I’m not going to expire today. Tell that man that I adore him.”




Presidential Seal at the grave site

The grave site is located behind the Presidential  Library surrounded by trees. The approach to the site follows a small creek.  It is a peaceful place for reflection.



Trees near grave site





Bush Grave site at the Library

The Bush’s daughter Robin was interred to share the space with her parents.  The site will be available to Library visitors beginning tomorrow.


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Roadrunner Journeys was created as an outlet for my photography and travel writing. My passion is travel and sharing my stories by documenting my travel memories, one photograph at a time. While usually a solo traveler, my trips are well planned adventures that provide for maximum fulfillment and affordability both internationally and domestically. My blog features adventures from points around the US, Canada and Europe as well as long weekend road trips, especially if one features cheesecake. A well thought out tour of the northern Florida locations of the Cheesecake Factory may bring some gastronomic excess but it was well worth the adventure of traveling the back roads of the state. The Alabama Gulf Coast is my home which provides me with access to beautiful sunsets, seafood and inspiration.

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