Skip to comments.A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 11-26-08
Posted on 11/26/2008 5:10:40 PM PST by silent_jonny
Today President Bush took part in the 61st National Thanksgiving Turkey Ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. (Transcript)
This is my final Thanksgiving as the President. Over the past eight years, I have been given many reasons to be thankful. I'm thankful to our men and women in uniform and I am incredibly proud to have been their Commander-in-Chief. (Applause.) I am thankful for the armies of compassion volunteers who feed the hungry and shelter the poor. I am thankful for the teachers and nurses and pastors police officers and firefighters, and others who serve their neighbors and better their communities.
I'm thankful for the wonderful and supporting family that I have been blessed with. I'm grateful to Laura for her love. I'm grateful for two Thanksgiving miracles who were blessed -- who we were blessed with 27 years ago: Barbara and Jenna. I'm thankful for the fact that my mother is doing well. (Applause.) And this year we're looking forward to having another place at our Thanksgiving table with a son-in-law, and I'm thankful for Henry.
President & Mrs. Bush and their daughter Barbara departed the White House this afternoon for Camp David, where they will stay this Thanksgiving weekend.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice held a news conference at the State Department in Washington.
Viewers will go where only the most elite insiders from the highest levels of the US government are allowed--on board Air Force One. Discover what makes this uniquely modified Boeing 747 faster, more secure, more comfortable and more capable than any other comparable plane. Take a 20,000-mile voyage through the heart of Africa and join the crew and privileged passengers on one of Air Force One's most challenging missions. 60 min.
The White House: It's a museum where tourists come to see our country's history, a place of business where some of the greatest decisions of democracy have been made and, to the families of 41 presidents, it has also been a home. The White House is perhaps the most photographed location in the United States but those images rarely get beyond the exterior.
Now, President and Mrs. Bush invite viewers to join them on the first in-depth televised tour of this grand residence since Jacqueline Kennedy invited cameras inside in 1962. President and Mrs. Bush share their own personal insights into what it has been like to live in this historic house.
Special guests, the brothers Leslie and Leigh Keno, well known from television's Antiques Roadshow, join Mrs. Bush to offer their engaging insights to the journey. All new. 90 min.
Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
Cool place to live out thier days...Frontierland @ Disney Land!
Okay that cool I watching Greta last night saw breaking news story
President George W. Bush, his wife Laura, and their daughter Barbara, on board Marine One, depart from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, Camp David, Md.
As Jan. 20 draws ever closer I have been reading this thread more & more often. Many thanks to all of you who bring us these wonderful pictures and stories.
Yes, I voted Popcorn and Cranberry too. :(
President George W. Bush acknowledges his audience as he enters the staging area Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Fort Campbell, Ky., home of the 101st Airborne. The President told the troops, We are blessed to have defenders of such character and courage. Im grateful to the families who serve by your side. And I will always be thankful for the honor of having served as the Commander-in-Chief. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush waves to the troops at Fort Campbell, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, after being introduced on stage during aThanksgiving visit. Said the President, Over the past seven years, folks from this base have done exactly what they were trained to do. You have taken the battle of the terrorists overseas so we do not have to face them here in the United States. You have helped counter the hateful ideology of tyranny and terror with a more hopeful vision of justice and liberty. Youre part of the great ideological struggle of our time. With the soldiers of Fort Campbell out front, the forces of freedom and liberty will prevail. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush addresses the troopsTuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, during his visit to Fort Campbell, Ky. In Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond, our men and women in uniform have done everything we have asked of them and more, said the President. Youve earned the thanks of every American. White House photo by Eric Draper
As I wished to You...Happy Thanksgiving to The President;F L Laura & Bush Fam,too...
Rest well too & eat well...All well deserved!!!
President George W. Bush greets his audience Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, after addressing the troops at Fort Campbell, Ky. Said the President, Im honored to be with the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne; the Night Stalkers of the 160th; the Green Berets of the 5th Special Forces Group, all members of the Fort Campbell community. You are part of the finest military in the world. I have one word for you: Hooah! White House photo by Eric Draper
Visit to Ft. Campbell pics...Mmm good ones!
President George W. Bush is flanked by Sgt. First Class Rick Elza, left, of Lexington, Ky., and Capt. Rolando Perez of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, as he sits for lunch Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Fort Campbells Son Cafe. White House photo by Eric Draper
Hey you can’t fool me! That’s ham!
That was the best empty plate I could find on Google :) Hey, somebody is probably going to eat ham on Thanksgiving! LOL!
UPDATE ON DAD
Today dad has been much brighter in himself but the biggest hurdle is still the chest infection and the ability to cough and clear what is on his chest.
The physio managed to get a lot off his chest and he did twice whilst i was there also bring some up which is good but he is very weak and it exhausts him both times.
He is much more aware and aware of how sick he has and is but also the fact he is complaining about his nostril hurting means that he a lot more with it and hopefully therefore making gradual improvement. The nostril is sore because one side is the feeding tube and other is where they vacuum what he manages to cough up.
He is now on liquids and light food. I got a jug of water down him plus cup of tea and 2 pots of jelly and one of ice cream. Plus a carton of fruit juice. I asked him what flavour the jelly was to see if his taste was OK and to show my old dad is still there he did not say orange but was much more exact and said tangerine.
On the whole encouraging but cautious news as the chest infection has to be overcome quickly for him to progress and he must get his strength back which does not help when we have issues over how operate the machine that powers the feed. It was meant to go back up at 6.00pm but 3 nurses had problems trying to get it going, they even got a new pump but still did not work. In the end when the night shift came on the same nurse who put it up last night found out that the tube from the feed bag to the machine was the problem and renewed it. So feed was 3 hours late going up. Again I did not leave the ward until it was running.
Once again I thank you for your thoughts and prayers and would ask for strength for dad to cough and clear his chest and lungs and that problems with the feed would be overcome.
Happy Thanksgiving to you too :)
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