Today I have been remembering President George H. W. Bush. I was saddened last night when I saw the breaking news report.
George Bush was elected President shortly after I graduated from college in October, 1988. I well remember this as while I was waiting to start my first after college job I was a volunteer on his campaign.I worked at the Jackson County campaign headquarters at one of the malls in Kansas City. I mainly worked with other volunteers on getting mailings out. It was a very manual process, not like how mailings are done today. I remember stacks of mail labels that had to be placed on each piece. We then had to make sure we had everything sorted into the correct mail bags.
Of course, when you have a big campaign in process the reporters and photographers visit the headquarters. There was a picture of me on the front page of the Kansas City Star in which I was perched on top of a large stack of mail bags that were ready to be taken to the post office.
I have some great memories from that time period. It was a time of change in my life as I had just finished my education and was getting ready to start a career in medical field service. I was also getting ready to move away from Kansas City, but would be back there again about three years later.
So, a lot of memories have been wandering through my head today. Memories of President Bush, another political campaign that I did volunteer work on and just memories of my life from that time as I transitioned from education to the work place.