Wednesday May 12, 2010 from 5-7 p.m. Laura Bush is signing her book "Spoken from the heart" at my local Costco!!!!My friend Judy and I arrived at Costco at around 1 p.m. When we arrived there was only about 25 people in line, OH YEAH!!!!!!But soon that 84 degrees starting getting really hot, they made you line up outside, so I had to go inside and purchase a large patio umbrella to make it for 4 hours!!!!It was a fun afternoon talking with everyone around us. My Grand daughter showed up at 3 as I had to babysit her so she was cheap free entertainment!!!
Per secret service rules, NO PURSES, NO CAMERAS, nothing was allowed in the store with you.
You were not even allowed to reach in or take anything out of your pocket!!!Secret Service people were everywhere, in fact I am sure most of the Costco employees that day were secretly secret service!!!I asked 2 or 3 of them where camping chairs were and I was sent on a wild goose chase all over that store!!!!I totally understand the entire secret service deal after going to the Inauguration and the Ball. After going through a medal detector and some were body searched, she arrived early!!!!Yeah for that!!!!She was EVERYTHING and MORE!!!!
SO POLITE and Kind and Gracious!!!!She thanked us for coming!!!!Can you believe that!!!!
She asked Miss Camdyn her name and she asked me "is this your granddaughter" and I said Yes!!!SO very sweet, what a GREAT DAY It was!!!!
My friend Judy with her autographed book!!!!
Of course lots of tv news stations were there, I decided since I was just on the news not to long ago with my Olympics story, I would lay low and not be interviewed today!!!!But as we entered the room and I was telling Miss Camdyn "look we are going to meet the nice lady", I guess the news was filming us while we waited our turn!!! SO since this is the only pic of me at the event, they DID NOT have a Professional Photographer there( OH BUMMER) I am happy to get this!!!From what I found out though Costco had a store employee from the Costco photo dept. taking pics that maybe mine quite possible was taken and will be available today!!!!