Signed letter on White House card stock from President George H.W. Bush to his friend, Bob Boilard, dated 11/12/89. The letter is in reference to a fishing lure from reporter Dave Silverbrand. President Bush makes a reference to being on the “fast track” in the White House, with “dynamite change,” possibly a reference to the evolving situation in the former Soviet Union. He closes the letter saying that “…sometimes I yearn for the calm off Biddleford Light.” In the original envelope from the White House.
Comments: Bob Boilard was a longtime friend and fishing partner of President George H.W. Bush. Mr. Boilard wrote that he never spoke about politics with President Bush, but kept topics to family, friends, fishing and Maine. In a letter to Bob Boilard featured in “All The Best, George Bush” dated 2/24/88, Vice President Bush says “Bob, I’m going to win, but Ill promise you one thing – it won’t affect our fishing together. Life is about friends and values. You are my friend. Keep your fingers crossed. George Bush.”