You know I vowed when I became President not to talk about the loneliest toughest job in the world and I didn’t

Briefed in 2011 about his funeral and lying in state, the 41st President asked with typical humility, “Do you think anyone will come?“…

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  1. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted December 6, 2018 at 1:48 pm |

    I’m glad he got a nice send-off.
    Wasn’t a big fan of his, politically (although if Reagan wanted him around, who am I to argue);
    but I admired him a lot as a man.

    Posted December 6, 2018 at 2:16 pm |

    The locomotive on the train taking President Bush through TX has the number 4141. That made me smile.

  3. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted December 6, 2018 at 4:57 pm |

    ^ Heeere ya go!

  4. Todd C Wyborney
    Posted December 6, 2018 at 5:42 pm |

    Here in Houston, visiting hours were 6pm to 6am. They estimated that 11,000 people visited overnight.

  5. SondraK, Queen of SondraKistan
    Posted December 6, 2018 at 6:09 pm |

    I was a little young and not very politically inclined at the time and I know some of US weren’t huge fans but…I watched every moment of the ceremonies and eulogies and am deeply in awe of the love and admiration those who knew him personally and well have for him. I honestly never knew. It was all incredibly real and genuine.
    I wish I knew him and kinda feel like I do now.
    Thanks America.

    Posted December 7, 2018 at 4:28 pm |

    That was nice DougM, thank you!