Washington, January 21 (ANI): George W. Bush and his wife Laura may have left behind many cherished items in the White House as they gave way for the new first Obama family.
Recent reports suggested that Bush's 492,798-dollar official state china service, a Lenox gilt-edged style with a green basket weave border, was to remain at the official residence.
Other items to stay behind also included two custom rugs, including one in the Diplomatic Reception Room with emblems from all 50 state flags.
However, the former first couple might have taken some mementos to their new residence in Texas, such as their eight-year-old collection of books, and a personal chest of drawers belonging to the 43rd ex-president's grandmother.Sally McDonough, Press Secretary to Laura Bush, had revealed that the family would be taking back only personal things.
"Mrs. Bush -- having the experience of being at the White House when her father-in-law was president -- knew how many beautiful things she had to choose from to furnish the residence. And she will go back to Texas with only those items that belong to her," Fox News quoted her as saying.
McDonough had further revealed that the ex-First Lady would certainly like to take back home her gigantic pile of clothes.
She said: "The one thing she does joke about is that she certainly will take many clothes with her because obviously she has a much more formal wardrobe than when she came." (ANI)