First Dogs Barney and Miss Beazley Stand among the Laura Bush Tulips in the East Garden. 3/29/2006.
Miss Beazley- a 2004 birthday gift from the President to Mrs. Bush- passed away over the weekend at the age of 9. Fellow White House pup Barney passed away in February 2013.
-from the George W. Bush Library
New Year’s Day Black Eyed Peas
Tradition holds that eating black eyed peas on January 1 will bring wealth and prosperity in the coming year. Here’s Laura Bush’s recipe for the Southern dish, originally published on the White House website.
Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies
Mrs. Bush’s recipe cards were originally located on the White House website. Did you know that we have the White House websites of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton archived online? Take a look!
[And make these cookies, trust us, they are SO good.]
Via the George W. Bush Presidential Center:
As part of the Dedication Ceremonies, President and Mrs. Bush presented the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), which will operate the Library and Museum. The Bush Center and NARA signed a joint use agreement at a ceremony in Freedom Hall today.
Happy early birthday to former First Lady Laura Bush, who was born on November 4, 1946, in Midland, Texas. Mrs. Bush earned a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Texas in 1973, and then worked as a librarian in inner-city schools in Dallas, Houston, and Austin.
Her love of books followed her to the White House when she became First
Image: Mrs. Laura Bush visits with school children February 26, 2001, at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Hyattsville, Maryland, where she launched the “Ready to Read, Ready to Learn” School Initiative.
Yesterday, former First Lady Laura Bush made a visit to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum for a private tour of the building by Kennedy Library Director Tom Putnam.
Mrs. Bush spent the majority of her time in the museum, including a curator-guided tour of the Library’s current exhibit based on Jacqueline Kennedy’s recently published oral history. Before leaving, the First Lady stopped in at the Library’s Museum Store to peruse a number of gift items, including a book about Presidential pets, and immediately opened to a photo of the Bush’s family dog, Spot.
Please credit Rick Friedman/John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.