When Laura Welch was in school in Midland she was one of the nicest persons anyone could ever hope to meet. Now she's First Lady Laura Bush, and she's still not only a very classy lady, a nice person and a super human being, but she's an important person who brings a lot of good to the world.
Friday, March 28, we were invited to the White House for a tour and the opportunity to watch the President's helicopter land on the White House lawn. Although we've all seen it before on tv, it's truly inspiring to see this and to watch the President disembark and walk right in front of us. He gave a big Texas "Howdy" wave, and we all cheered.
And the First Lady came out, shook a few hands, gave a few hugs, and left us in awe.
Saturday night was the big event at the White House, and we arrived, all 500 of us, in taxis, limos and buses. I hitched a ride in a limo, and as we approached the White House, tourists snapped our photos as if we were important. (Ha, we sure fooled them!)
I had to sympathize with the President and First Lady. There was a receiving line at which each person who attended could have his/her photo taken with the President and First Lady. It must have been exhausting for them. It took hours, and I'm sure they appreciated all the advice they probably got from some of their long winded classmates.
What a time!
Updated 4/1/08: The Midland Reporter-Telegram's reporter Ruth Campbell wrote a nice story about the class reunion. Click to read it.
And here's an an interview at KWES9.com.