Former First Lady Barbara Bush (1925-) was born Barbara Pierce on this day and grew up in Rye, New York, the daughter of magazine publisher Marvin Pierce. She met her husband, George, at a dance when she was 16 years old.
Mrs. Bush’s solution for a better America? Read to children and grandchildren. “There is no better way to spend time with your children and grandchildren than to read to them. It has been proven that children who are read to have a higher vocabulary level and have a love for reading.”
“Create a miracle today: read to a child.”
What are you reading now?


  1. La said:

    Secret Life of Bees is by Sue Monk Kidd. I just started a new book called "The Photograph" by Penelope Lively. It was a Today show book club pick- I’ll let you know. I also have "When the Heart Waits- Spiritual DIrection for Life’s Sacred Questions" also by SUe Monk Kidd that I’ll read next. I have a whole pile to read this summer. My gooal is 1 book a week!

    June 9, 2004
  2. hot mama said:

    Just got thru reading "The Secret LLife of Bees" and I can’t remember the author. Karen recommended it. Good read. I’m going to send it to Kris and Darian. It’s good for teens too.Try it, you might like it!

    June 9, 2004
  3. Sue said:

    well ladies I know you would all like to read what I am into- Taching Mathematics. When I am done I would gladly share so don’t all jump at once the book is big enough for all of you!

    June 9, 2004
  4. Kay, Bob, Delaney & The Buff said:

    I’m reading Lean Six Sigma pre-work and it is REALLY Boring. It’s a lot of statistics and stuff- YUK!! But the good news is that I’m half way through the 3rd week- only 2 more days and then just 1 more week of training-Yeah!!

    June 9, 2004
  5. Erin said:

    I’m reading "I Know This Much is True." I borrowed it from a friend, although I am not really far into it yet. It is one of Oprah’s booklist items. The author has another book called "She’s Undone" and it is supposed to be GREAT (also on Orah’s booklist)! It is written by a man, but I’ve been told that you never would guess that because it’s written in the perspective of a woman. I’ll have to try that one next.

    June 9, 2004
  6. La said:

    I’m reading "Spirt of the Home- How to Make Your Home a Sanctuary" by Jane Alexander

    June 8, 2004
  7. Kay, Bob, Delaney & The Buff said:

    That’s my favorite part of the day. REading with Delaney before bedtime. She climbs up on my lap in the big yellow chair and she picks the ones she wants to read. If you pick one she doesn’t want to read she says "no,no" and picks the one she wants. She has her favorites- ELMER is right up there- thanks Aunt Krissy!!

    June 8, 2004

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