This photograph of handwritten grocery lists written by chef Matthew Wendel was taken by Bruce White on February 11, 2020. Wendel was the cooked and entertained for President George W. Bush and his family. For efficiency, Wendel based the lists on the store's layout, and he also divided the items into categories so when they were bagged they could quickly be put away at the Bush’s Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford, Texas. Wendel became acquainted with the Bush family in 1995, while working at the Governor's Mansion in Austin, Texas, as a waiter-caterer with the Word of Mouth catering company. After Bush was elected president in 2000, Wendel prepared comforting meals for the first family during their trips to Camp David and during visits home to the Prairie Chapel Ranch.
This photograph, taken in 2001, shows President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush posing with Matthew Wendel in front of the official White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room. Wendel became acquainted with the Bush family in 1995, while working as a waiter-caterer at the Governor's Mansion in Austin, Texas. After Bush was elected president in 2000, Wendel prepared comforting meals for the first family during their trips to Camp David and visits home to the Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford, Texas.
President Bush Hosts Canada-Mexico Summit Luncheon
Head of State
In this photograph, taken on March 23, 2005, President George W. Bush hosts a summit luncheon with world leaders from Canada and Mexico at the Prairie Chapel Ranch, his home near Crawford, Texas. Among those in attendance were President Vicente Fox Quesada of Mexico, Prime Minister Paul Martin of Canada, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, and National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley.