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Laura Bush Remembers Leaving White House, Pens Book With Daughter

(Fox News/"Fox & Friends")

By    |   Wednesday, 11 May 2016 01:44 PM

Former first lady Laura Bush, appearing on television Wednesday with daughter Jenna Bush Hager to promote their new children's book, said that she can't believe she's been out of the White House for almost eight years, and that the sad part of leaving is "saying goodbye to so many great people."

"I remember that I started thinking about where we would go," Bush told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "We knew we'd probably move back to Dallas, which is where we lived before George became governor. I started to look for houses. Really anticipating what the next part of our life would be like."

And after that, she said, "you really treasure all the last moments, because what happens when you leave, you leave all those friends. The butlers, the ushers, the house manager, all the people that we knew so well because we had known them when we visited the White House when the Bushes lived there."

Her comments were in response to praise from President Barack Obama, who said Tuesday the Bush transition team made his family's move into the White House easier when he took office.

Hager, meanwhile, praised the Obamas for putting their daughters first.

"People ask all the time, how are you all so normal?" she said. "But the reason why is because my parents showed us unconditional love. We were their first priority. Especially with my mom . . . Mrs. Obama has wanted to be a mother first and she's done exactly that."

Their book, "Our Great Big Backyard" is about the importance of children walking away from technology and paying attention to the world outside, and Hager said her best memories of childhood were simple ones, like "night walks with my dad around [this] little lake in Texas or staring at the sky in Midland, Texas, with my mom."

And when she had her second daughter, Poppy, recently, Hager said, she wanted to make sure that technology did not disrupt their happy memories.

The book, which is about travels to the nation's national parks, is out to commemorate the park system and proceeds from the book will go to the National Park Foundation, Bush told the program.

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