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Momentous Lunch in the White House

Would that for a couple of hours I had been a mouse at the edge of a table leg or a fly on the wall as yesterday President Elect Obama dined at the White House with all living former Presidents. This momentous lunch occasioned the first meeting since 1981 of all living Presidents. No doubt the conversation was a mixture of light-hearted banter and of serious discussion.

Mr. Obama is reported to have noted the extreme graciousness of President Bush and to attribute the smooth transition in great part to President Bush’s exceptionally fine attitude and helpfulness. All the former presidents have offered their services to Mr. Obama.

I honor all these men, and wish nothing but a successful and true presidency for Mr. Obama. Our country will soon depend on his leadership, on his integrity and on his judgment. Today I pray for him…and for us.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 83 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

5 replies on “Momentous Lunch in the White House”

Sis. Buxton, I, too, was in awe of this meeting. It’s amazing to me how a country can peacefully elect a new leader and then watch as the president-elect, current president and former presidents meet for lunch and discussion. There are very few places where you would see this happen. Truly incredible!

Hi, Karla. Happy New Year to your family and to you.

We DO have a great country. Oh, we’re faced with serious problems–many of which we brought on ourselves–but we’re still a great country–a great people. Our courtesy, class and taste were certainly well exhibited in this lunch gathering


Sister Buxton:
After weeks of campaigning for McCain and showing the flaws and faults of Barack Obama, you are showing a great attitude toward your opponent. I pray for Mr. Obama before I go to bed at night that God will direct him in the right direction, and give the wisdom and make the right choices.

God bless you and Brother Buxton and your church family.
Brother Webb

And God bless you and your family as well.


How interesting! It struck me how much Bush has seemed to age in the last term of his presidency! wow! The difference seemed quite noticeable to me: quite a difficult job!

As my husband and I ate breakfast this morning, we discussed what an overwhelmingly difficult job is that of being President of the United States. Think of it.

A trillion dollars? Manage a trillion dollars? What even is a trillion dollars? Far beyond me, I assure you.


The Bible tells us to pray for our leaders! Nice post.

Thank you, CM for reading here. Yes, we must pray for our leaders and sincerely wish for their success in leading our country. If the Lord does not come before then, our children and grandchildren will live and work in a world that is developed by these men.


I, too, would have like to have been a fly on the wall at that meeting. Imagine what it must be like to be the leader of the United States and see how the nation has moved forward and in some ways gone backward. I pray that our new President will be receptive to God’s leading in his life and that of our nation. I sooooo appreciate your blog and how you bless us so much.

Thank you, Lily, for being here and for your kind remarks.


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