UPDATE:

Kay Orr served as Nebraska's governor from 1987–91 and had met with President George H.W. Bush several times.

Her grandson John Gage shared some of the things Orr told him about the Bushes.

"She liked to convey that the thing with George Bush and his wife is that they were very warm people," Gage said.  "I'm trying to remember the term she used.  It was like 'comfortable as an old shoe' or something like that."

Gage said Orr told him during one visit, the president invited her to dinner.

"And my grandmother, without thinking, just immediately says no," Gage said.  "And then she thought about it and she's like 'I just turned down the president of the United States for dinner.  He probably thought that was rude.'"

He said Orr was thinking the first lady was tired from all the travel and might've wanted to rest.

Not to fear, he said the president was already getting dinner with others that evening.

There are other stories about how easy it was to get along with George Bush, like when Orr visited then–Vice President Bush's house, but showed up a little early.

Ever being a good host, Bush invited Orr up to see a rug Barbara was making.

"He's just being friendly and he opens up and Barbara's in the room and she's like 'George, why would you bring them here?  It's so messy in here.  Why would you come show them our new rug?  We haven't cleaned it up yet.'"

He said to Orr, that was an example of the Bushes being comfortable around other people.

Gage said his grandmother said she was sad to hear of President Bush's passing, calling him a good president, leader and statesman for the country.

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Wednesday was a national day of mourning as the country bid farewell to 41st President George H. W. Bush.

He died last Friday at the age of 94.

Crowds gathered at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. to pay respects to the late president.

Political leaders from around the country and world attended, including all living U.S.  Presidents.

His son, 43rd President George W Bush delivered an emotional eulogy.

Former Nebraska Gov. Kay Orr, who served from 1987–91, had met with President Bush several times.

Her grandson John Gage shared some of the things Orr told him about the Bushes.

"She liked to convey that the thing with George Bush and his wife is that they were very warm people," Gage said.  "It was like 'comfortable as an old shoe' or something like that."

Gage said his grandmother told him despite Bush being the president, he and his wife still valued strong marriages and being friendly with others.