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Barry’s Thoughts and Quirks – President H.W. Bush

We watch both Funeral Services held for President H.W. Bush and were moved by the eulogies and the services.  One piece has been in my mind for two days now……

President H.W. Bush’s close friend Reverend Russell J. Levenson shared at the President’s Funeral held in the National Cathedral, that in 2011 President Bush gave him a plaque with the quote, “Preach the gospel at all times, and if necessary use words,” attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. “I keep that on my desk,” Levenson said.

I want a plaque that reminds me of this quote; and It is my hope that I present myself to the people I see everyday per the quote.