Say what you will about the man who’s served as this country’s president for the first eight years of the 21st century, but his wife has darned good taste in books.
Back in 2002, Laura Bush invited board members of De Smet’s Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society (as well as Laura heavyweights Bill Anderson, John Miller, and Les Kelly) to a special symposium at the White House. Last spring she told Newsweek that reading the Little House series was one of her greatest literary memories.
And this weekend, the press in Springfield, Missouri — big sister to Laura’s hometown of Mansfield — is reporting that Mrs. Bush will be visiting Rocky Ridge next Friday, October 3. Mansfield residents, justifiably, are giddy with anticipation, preparing the town’s Sunday best.
No doubt, if she’s the fan she says she is, she’ll be mesmerized. I’d go if I could, but it’s too long of a trip to make at the last minute. I hope fans who are close by can make it. If you do, please report back!
Seems like as good a reason as any to reinstate Rocky Ridge Day …