Wednesday, July 30, 2008
President Bush Visits Ruth E. Harris
President Bush made an unexpected stop during his afternoon visit to Northeast Ohio that made it a day to remember for a 91-year old birthday girl.
The Presidential motorcade was departing a Gates Mills fundraiser en route to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport for a plane ride back to Washington, when a sign caught the President's eye.
The sign read: "Mr. President, please stop to take a 91st B-Day picture with Ma."
A group of people were crowded on the side of the road, trying to coax the President to honor "Ma," who happens to be Ruth E. Harris. She was celebrating her 91st birthday.
The President did stop, and so did the traveling press, the secret service -- and nearly everyone on Ruth's block.
President Bush sat with her, holding her hand and taking pictures for several minutes. "You look great," the President told her. "Where is the birthday cake?"
They did a news story on this during our 11 o'clock news and thought that I would share it. I thought it was pretty cool.