Remembering Barbara Bush

May 4, 2018

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The Richard (Dick) Froiland family is pictured outside the White House with then-Presdient Bush and his wife Barbara. From left to right are Barbara Johnson holding daughter Ana, the Johnson’s foreign exchange student, Rebecca Johnson, Mary Froiland, Ted Johnson, President Bush, Mary McClure, Bob Johnson behind her, Barbara Bush and Dick Froiland.

By Violet Nelson

Not many of us have a personal memory of Bar­bara Bush and her hus­band George H.W. Bush like the Froiland family does. In June 1992, Dick and Mary Froiland, their daughter Barbara and Bob Johnson and family, had the privilege of spending time with the 41st Presi­dent of the United States and his wife Barbara, when they vacationed in Washington, D.C.
Mary Froiland’s cousin Mary McClure worked with President Bush. She met with him once a week and had his daily agenda.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

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Pictured left to right, Barbara (Froiland) Johnson of Plymouth, Mary Froiland of Hendricks, and Ana (Johnson) Burge of Lino Lakes recall the time spent with President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara.