Bush receives ‘wooden box’ from staff for his birthday.

Today is President Bush’s 62nd birthday. The AP reports that White House staff celebrated the birthday aboard Air Force One, where they presented Bush with the gift of a “wooden box“:

box.jpgThe party for birthday on Sunday was informal; the gift was not. The staff presented him with a wooden box made from a giant oak tree that fell on the White House lawn in 2007. Some of the wood from the tree, planted by Benjamin Harrison’s daughter in 1892, had been sent to Texas to be fashioned into a box about 12-by-18 inches. They filled it with notes and cards from members of his senior staff.