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Stave "puzzles" the Presidential Family


In 1988, Barbara Bush was given a Stave puzzle and she was so delighted with it that she called to compliment Steve and place an order. Two years later she was campaigning in New Hampshire and Stave received a call saying that she wanted to meet Steve Richardson, the mastermind behind Stave Puzzles. The photo below shows their first meeting. She is a wonderfully classy woman, as you can imagine. Stave has been puzzling her family ever since! Below are just a few of the correspondence we have had with the Bush family over the years.

"Dear Steve and friends, Thank you very much for the Stave puzzles. Laura, and guest, and I spent a lot of quality time together as we worked on the Staves. You are master craftsmen and fine artists, and we really enjoyed the chance to appreciate your work. All our very best.
Regards, George W. Bush"
Barbara Bush jigsaw puzzle fan, meets Steve of Stave Puzzles
"Steve and Martha, How great to meet you. You have given us such great pleasure!
Warmly, Barbara Bush"
"The puzzle table is where a mother can hear lots of secrets! After Stave came into my life I began learning lots more about our sons. There’s something about sitting around a puzzle table, working together for long periods of time." Barbara Bush, The Peak, Singapore
"They are the best puzzles, we do them over and over again. It’s a wonderful family thing." Barbara Bush quoted in PEOPLE Weekly, August 24, 1998
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