Barbara Bush’s funeral service today was beautiful. Comments by family and friends about former First Lady Barbara Bush were gracious and revealed her humility, humor, and rock steady grip on matters of personal values and civility.
In recent weeks we have heard many anecdotes about how devoted George H. W. and Barbara were to each other. They are remaining remnants of the "Greatest Generation".
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston is a marvelous Gothic cathedral and the very "high church" liturgical service reminded me of my days as a Lutheran. Lutheran and Episcopal services are nearly identical, so I knew most of the liturgy. I miss the liturgy.
The cameras panned over the attendees and next to the Obamas, Michelle and Barack, sat Melania Trump. Her husband was conspicuously absent.
Thursday, President Trump sent his condolences and said that he would not be attending to “avoid disruptions and out of respect for the family”. That is noble, if true. Perhaps he did not attend because he would not be the center of attention. Perhaps, he was simply…uninvited.
“But you, you're not allowed
An unfortunate slight”.