First lady celebrates 60th birthday
[ 2006-11-07 08:35 ]
President Bush and first
lady Laura Bush.
It's bling again for Laura
Bush's birthday. For the second year in a row, President Bush gave his
wife jewelry for her birthday.
This year, it's a triple-strand necklace with amber-colored citrine.
The Bushes were celebrating Saturday night with four other couples over
Mexican food at their Texas ranch. The president and first lady
reunited after two days campaigning separately for candidates in the midterm election.
Bush teased his wife during his rallies. "I'm not going to tell you her
age," he said Friday in Iowa, "but we were both born in the same year, and
I turned 60 this year."
Mrs. Bush celebrated her 59th birthday last year in Argentina, where
she and the president were attending a Summit of the Americas. To mark
that occasion, she was given a coconut cake aboard Air Force One and the
president gave her a green glass stone necklace and matching earrings.
The Bushes have another reason to celebrate Sunday. It's their 29th
"The president and first lady will be spending that together tomorrow
morning," press secretary Tony Snow said. He wouldn't speculate on whether
the president is obligated to get another gift.
ranch : an extensive farm, especially
in the western United States（尤指美国西部的大农场）