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Local residents reflect on how they met George H.W. Bush

Posted: 7:00 PM, Dec 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-04 00:00:44Z

Fran Hancock of North Palm Beach says she met the late George H.W. Bush in 1979. Days after, she received a thank you card from him. A card she has held on to for 39 years.

"He said thank you for your hospitality, the event was wonderful, great and it was on a note card in his handwriting." She saw him a few more times through the years. "I think he leaves a model for a President to try to live up to in demeanor, in actions."

Nancy Brinker also met him in the 1970s.

"I think he was one of the best servant leaders we will ever know." "He brought more light, belief compassion, and leadership into our lives."

Brinker loved the way he cared for others.

"He would do things like get out of his car and start walking towards someone. And you would say, that's the President of the United States, he just got out of the car."

He will not be forgotten.

"I always knew that he and Barbara would have the very best advice for anything you thought you needed to do. They became people of wisdom that I felt so privileged to have as a resource in my life."