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Laura Bush On Life At The Ranch: 'George And I Do Everything Together'

First Posted: 04/01/2011 3:47 pm Updated: 06/01/2011 5:12 am

The New York Times Sunday magazine sat down with Laura Bush in her Crawford, Texas home. The Bushes have owned the 1600-acre Prairie Chapel Ranch since 1999 and would sometimes slip off to the "Western White House" while George W. was in office, as you might have heard.

Here are some of our favorite quotes from the article...

HOME ALONE: [Our dogs] Barney and Miss Beazley had a harder time adjusting than we did. They miss the large staff and have gotten clingy.

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER: We loved "The King's Speech" and "The Social Network," but what I watched this year, which became an addiction, was an old BBC series called "The House of Eliott." My staff had given it to me for my birthday, and when we had those long snow days, when I never got out, I watched all 34 episodes. It is about two sisters who are left by their father penniless, and they develop into fashion designers.

COUPLES RETREAT: George and I do everything together, really. We read at the same time. We go to bed early and read every single night. We have all of our breakfasts and dinners together.

Naturally, we were curious about "The House of Eliott." Turns out it's a British show from the '90s about the 1920s. We dug up a random clip and we're totally into the costuming. Think: precursor to "Mad Men." Anytime you want to watch, FFLOTUS (that's Former FLOTUS), give us a ring!

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Read the rest at the Times.

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