After the 1941 attacks on Pearl Harbor, George H.W. Bush enlisted at age 18 to become then the youngest US Naval aviator in history. Whatever your politics, this was a brave and good man, a devoted public servant, husband, father, and an honorable president. Well done and rest in peace Mr. President. I am privileged to have met you and to know your wonderful family. Photo AFP/Getty via @guardian_us @theguardian @maggieacts @bigmarvino #georgehwbush #41 #presidentbush #presidentbush41
The Dome on the Rock and the Western (Wailing) Wall, Fascinating that the King of Jordan financed with personal funds the layering of the dome with real gold, which eased the way toward peace with Jordan. Swiping left, the continued view, somewhat moodier, with the mosque tower. It’s all a very long and complex story…
#jerusalem #westernwall #domeontherock #kingofjordan #oldcity #israel
Cannot help smiling as we scurry and hurry up 5thAve, bustling amid the tourists crowding the sidewalk and stopping to gawk, and OY look where you’re going! and still, it is Christmas, and beautiful, and fun. These are the lights at Saks, to an orchestral rendition of “There’s No Business Like Show Business” to accompany their gorgeous windows this year depicting “Theater of Dreams” @saks .
#christmasinnewyork #saksfifthavenue #christmaslights #festive
Beautiful table by the inimitable @mitacb and @geraldblandinc at home in Millbrook for a lively and lively lunch. They had art and design books stacked on the glass tabletop as part of the decor, and tall glass vases were topped with large vegetables. Was simple, elegant, and effective. .
#tablescapes #tablesetting loved by #californiacookingandsouthernstyle
Sending love and blessings to you all—friends real and Insta, and the Instas who become real, which is another blessing for many of us in Insta-world. On this day especially I am mindful also of the blessings in the real world, which for all its troubles is safer, healthier, wealthier and more educated than it has ever been. And yet there is still much work to do. So my prayer on this day is for each of us to find the work which is ours and to do it with joyful hearts. Amen.
My beautiful friend and hostess with mostess. So thankful.
Not that we need a reason to have a dog but this charismatic 8-year-old delivered the best I’ve heard, and to a crowd of some 600 (mostly) grown-ups at the @aspca lunch in NYC last week : “And for those of you who don’t have a dog, who do you blame the farts on?!” Brought the house down, I mean for like 5 minutes! (I wouldnt have wanted to follow him on the podium…) Three hundred cheers for dog advocate, “dog whisperer” , and ASPCA Kid of the Year Roman McConn, from Evans, Georgia. To learn more see wwe.aspca.org 2018 Humane Awards and thank you again @marina_killery What a wonderful event. @cipriani .
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