41st president

SPRING, Texas | Bushes depart on first presidential funeral train since 1969

SPRING, Texas — The locomotive was painted to resemble Air Force One, but George H.W. Bush joked that if it had been around during his presidency, he may have preferred to ride the rails rather than take to the skies. “I might have left Air Force One behind,” Bush quipped during the 2005 unveiling of … Continue reading SPRING, Texas | Bushes depart on first presidential funeral train since 1969

WASHINGTON | Memories of Bush humor brought smiles to sorrowful farewell

WASHINGTON  — Memories of George H.W. Bush’s underappreciated sense of humor drew laughter and brought smiles to the sorrowful mourning of the death of America’s 41st president. Presidential historian Jon Meacham recounted how comedian Dana Carvey once said that the key to doing his iconic impersonation of Bush was to mimic “Mr. Rogers trying to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Memories of Bush humor brought smiles to sorrowful farewell