People from around the world are visiting central Texas this week to pay their respects to former First Lady Barbara Bush.
Baker recalled Barbara Bush saying the American Dream was about equal opportunity for everyone who works hard.
I shrank into my seat.
It was a microcosm of who Mrs. Bush was and what she was about. Monday, April 16 was National Healthcare Decision Day. The other was Abigail Adams, who died 200 years ago, in 1818.
"They were still a big part of the community", she said of the Bushes.
Blake Zante, president of Fresno State Associated Students, said that Jarrar's comments did not reflect Fresno State's values.
WKYT interviewed Garrett at the event back in 1992.
"She was a huge Astros fan", La Russa recalled. I was in gym shorts and a t-shirt. "The ambassador some have referred her to". Then she mothered me, asking me questions about myself.
"One set of tweets, as horrible as they were, do not define us", Castro said.
We asked what they remember about Barbara Bush. Both felt an intense and protective love for their husbands.
A funeral home in Berks County is honoring the life of Barbara Bush.
Mrs Bush signed off with, "Please forgive a loose tongue", and added a post-script: "Homer looks like a handsome fella!" She proved gracious, funny and warm - but also shrewd.
Something else the first lady was known for was her sense of humor.
Bush has thrown out the first pitch at Watt's charity softball game; Watt has been over to the Bush house for cookies. At that moment Mrs. Bush appeared.
"I'm sure that she had a secretary that helped her. But, I'd like to think she actually read the letter herself and gave her thoughts", Margie said.
"I always believed in my heart that we had a great deal in common: each of us living our lives to serve an exceptional man", the letter finished. "Do we have a deal?" The Second Baptist lot will open at 10 a.m. Friday with shuttle runs starting at 11:30 a.m. No one will be allowed to drive onto the St. Martin's campus nor walk onto the property and no large oversized purses, bags or backpacks will be permitted. Barbara Bush always found a way. Robin died as a child. President Bush insisted on going.
That memory is ingrained in the mind of Angie Gillikin, a 41-year-old former teacher who is now a school administrator in Houston. Instead she could scarcely have proven more charming.
For readers who don't follow the online political outrage machine: Jarrar took to Twitter shortly after the death of former first lady Barbara Bush to denounce her and the Bush family in vicious and vulgar terms.
That lifelong love of reading endeared La Russa to a First Lady who championed literacy.