Advice from President George H. W. Bush: Listen to Mom
Last year, we received a holiday order that made everyone at our studio smile.
Our client’s son was getting tired of being forced to eat broccoli for dinner. He couldn’t understand why his mom kept making it, so he decided to enlist reinforcements to help end his dinner torture.
This young man wrote a letter to President George H. W. Bush.
He had learned that President Bush hated broccoli and thought he’d found a kindred spirit that could help him get out of eating the horrible vegetable. Instead of receiving tips on how to take down mom, he received a letter encouraging him to listen to his parents and eat his broccoli. To soften the blow, President Bush included an autographed photo of himself in his baseball uniform meeting Babe Ruth at Yale.
When President Bush passed away, our client’s son asked to go to Washington to pay his respects. This is not a young man that remembers President Bush as a president, but as a man who took a few moments to write a boy a letter about broccoli.
Our client wanted to frame the letter, signed photo, and funeral card as a holiday gift. We chose a two-toned wood frame with a hammered metal gold edge to give this piece a traditional look with a modern twist. The gold under-mat brings out the Presidential Seal and adds warmth to the piece as the royal blue suede mat is dark and soft. The end result is striking and will surely be a conversation starter for years.
We’ve worked on a number of Presidential pieces over the years, and it has been an honor to work on each one of them. However, the story behind this piece was so beautiful that we had to share with you – even Presidents have to listen to their mothers.
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