That Time I Had a Burger on Air Force One With President Bush and Bruce Willis

by | Dec 1, 2018 | Letters from Bill | 0 comments

I normally dislike reading social media when someone famous dies, because social media becomes filled with “Hey, look at me!” stories about how people are somehow connected with the decedent. It feels like a marketing technique to add social status to the writer. I hesitate writing about this memory even as I type, because I do not want to be “that person”.

Here it goes…

I was sad and had to take a moment when I heard the news that President Bush had died. To me, he was a very nice person during a moment that we shared a bite to eat together; and he gave me a memory that I will never forget. I have had the unique opportunity to meet several presidents throughout my life, but the situation allowed only a brief minute or two with most of them. Due to a series of random events, I was able to spend 20 minutes or so having a quick lunch with President Bush and Bruce Willis aboard Air Force One. I will always remember George H. W. Bush and how funny and personable he was.