Friends of the George & Barbara Bush Foundation,
Today we pause to remember and celebrate our widely admired and inspiring friend Barbara Pierce Bush, who passed away two years ago. It speaks to the lasting impact she had on all of us that Mrs. Bush remains such a driving, guiding force in all our lives. That is especially the case for those of us privileged to work at one of the three Foundations bearing her name.
Another testament to Mrs. Bush’s enduring appeal with, and influence on, her fellow citizens is the fact that her recently released book, Pearls of Wisdom: Little Pieces of Advice (That Go a Long Way), quickly albeit temporarily rose to No. 1 on Amazon and is now a New York Times bestseller. No doubt, we can all use a strong dose of Barbara Bush’s wise words to see us through this unusual period of challenge.
With that in mind, today we are proud to share a video that was prepared for the book tour supporting Pearls of Wisdom — a project on which we partnered with our friends at the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. You can watch this special video here.
And of course, our terrific board member and host of the All the Best podcast, Sam LeBlond recently interviewed several of Mrs. Bush’s personal aides as well as British Robinson, who runs the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy today. You can find all of those podcast interviews, and more, at this link.
Finally for now, Texas A&M University recently produced a video “Aggieland Waiting for You” that, for us, reinforces why George and Barbara Bush loved Aggieland as they did. We are biased, of course, but you cannot watch this video — which was beautifully narrated by another Foundation board member, Fred McClure — and not admire the special bond that unites the Texas A&M family.
We are proud to be such close partners with Texas A&M in so much of what we do. The Bushes were too, naturally, which is why at the end of their consequential lives all roads led them home to the Bush Center near the heart of Aggieland.
All the best from your friends at the George & Barbara Bush Foundation,
David B. Jones