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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Goodbye, Barbara Bush
I didn't leap on the bandwagon when she passed but I'll miss Barbara Bush. She was a dependable image of what a First Lady ought to be, supportive of her husband but willing to voice her own opinions, gracious but not distant. She was a good example to subsequent First Ladies -- not all of them heeded it, but that's how it goes. I think she did her honest best.
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Ego vadum perussi vestri prandium
"I saw to what extent the people among whom I lived could be trusted as good neighbors and friends; that their friendship was for summer weather only; that they did not greatly propose to do right; that they were a distinct race from me by their prejudices and superstitions."