Former U-S President George Bush is being remembered today at his funeral in Washington.
He died last week at the age of 94—and former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney was there to represent Canada.
The two had been good friends—and Mulroney choked back tears as waxed poetic at the end of his statement:
“There are wooden ships, there are sailing ships, there are ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships–and may they always be.”
Former President George W. Bush delivered his dad’s eulogy—and it was both funny and touching:
“To us he was close to perfect—but not totally perfect. His short game was lousy. He wasn’t exactly Fred Astaire on the dance floor. The man couldn’t stomach vegetables. Especially broccoli.”
If you’re wondering about that—Bush hated broccoli. He once said he hadn’t liked it since his mother made him eat it as a kid. And after he became president—he said I’m the President of the United States—and I’m not going to eat anymore broccoli.
George W. also said the one thing his dad wanted the most–was to hold his wife Barbara’s hand again–as she had passed away in April of this year.
He had some trouble holding back tears as he wrapped up the eulogy—saying his dad was a “great and noble man—the best father a son or daughter could have. And in our grief, let us smile-knowing that Dad is hugging Robin—-and holding Mom’s hand again.”