Jenna is blonde; she is named for the twins’ other grandmother, Jenna Welch, the mother of Laura Bush.
“But Jenna is gonna be with her husband’s family this year,” Barbara Pierce Bush chimes in. That’s probably because, over the past few weeks, the former first daughters have had the opportunity to do quite a bit of celebrating – and have had a solid run of inseparability – thanks to their new autobiographical book “Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life” (Grand Central, ). 2 on the New York Times’ best sellers list earlier this month; for the past two weeks, the sisters have shared hotel rooms almost nightly while traversing the country to appear at ticketed events that allow them to expand on stories they wrote in it, as well as to go outside the lines with new ones. Friday at Spirit Square’s Mc Glohon Theatre in uptown Charlotte. Bush (aka Bush 43) and the granddaughters of former president George H. a political memoir – is a collection of adventures, anecdotes, tragedies and triumphs culled from an extra-extraordinarily unique childhood and young adulthood, with the overarching theme being the special sisterly bond that ties them together. “It was almost eerie,” Barbara Pierce Bush says of the writing process, “because we actually wrote in silos, and would share what we had written with each other, and sometimes we would have written almost the exact same paragraphs because we have such shared memories.” Extremely close as girls, they say, they remained thick as thieves even while attending separate colleges, Jenna at the University of Texas at Austin and Barbara at Yale University.We were never bored under the dome of Jenna’s expansive imagination, gathering sticky, fragrant honeysuckle for a gift on Mother’s Day, digging for buried treasure in our neighbor’s backyard, setting up a school, or playing pioneer, two barefoot girls lost in the unexplored woods … We went on nature walks in the alleys and howled at the summer moon.Jenna created such fantastical scenes with our dolls that Mom worried about her overactive imagination, until she read an interview with Toni Morrison’s mother describing the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s similar habits as a child.Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts.Click here to return to the page you were visiting.