One of the most interesting things about living here is the people who stop in because they are somehow connected or intrigued by the story of George and Isabella Bush. On Monday evening, we took our 21-year old daughter to the airport--she was flying to Kenya where she will live for a year. We returned to a beautiful, peaceful evening and immediately went to work for some de-stressing from an emotion-packed time in preparing for this day of separation. I picked the shell peas and thought it would be nice to sit on the deck, shell peas, and watch the sun go down with a glass of wine. We heard voices down at the end of the driveway, so Mark went to check and brought back an African American gentleman we had never met before. Come to find out, he is a history buff and was on his way back from Portland to Tacoma and decided to stop and see where George Bush had lived. He is Gary Boone and we invited him up for a glass of wine and he shared his story of researching the Quaker and native American pieces of Bush's life. Fascinating! He has done work with African American History Museum in Seattle where they have a George Bush display. We look forward to Gary stopping back by soon with his wife.
This blog reflects the journey of Kathleen and Mark who have left suburbia to steward this historical property and transform the land back into a working farm.