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Letter: A good and decent man

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

On Friday, Nov. 30, George H.W. Bush passed into eternal rest. Well-deserved at that. He had a full, long life. He was fortunate to have had his wife, Barbara, travel his life’s journey for 73 years.

Barbara was fortunate, too, in having such a partner in her life. They built their lives on each other and their strong faith.

He was a patriotic man who served his country as a pilot in World War II. Most of his life was devoted to public service. He served as ambassador, in Congress and in the CIA, as vice president, and finally as our 41st president. He continued to serve in other ways after he left office. Imagine someone serving others for so many years, being a selfless, humble man.

Listening to his words again reminded me of his good character. He talked in positive words of the diversity of the people of our country, which is where we find our strength. He talked of a thousand points of light—people helping people. He called for a gentler an...

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