I was in high school and visiting my friend in Kennebunkport, Maine as her father worked with the White House press corps. President Bush hosted a picnic at his vacation home for the press corps and their families, so I found myself here in this photograph.
It was a lovely day. A boat ride, picnic, and a picture with President Bush: I felt so special that day. I remember talking with him about how we wanted to pose for this photo. I thought of this day when I heard the news of his passing this morning.