"The second time I met him, I didn't know what to call him. And I asked him, 'What should I call you?' because the first meeting was very formal. And after that I asked him, 'What should I call you?' And he said, 'What do you think you should call me?' And I said, 'Mr. President.' And he said, 'Do you want to?' And I said no. (laughs) And so he said, 'Well now we're friends, just call me George'."
"Yes, I asked him because I had been newly married and asked him how was he so successful with Barbara and he it was, he said, because Barbara was also his very best friend. And so my husband Ernie and I are also each other's best friends and we've been married over 26 years. So I think the advice was good."
6. People lined up outside church
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Carl Silva, Houston:
"Like what I said, you know, he's a well-respected man. I liked his, I liked him in many, many ways. Very family-oriented, that's one thing. And, you know, he's not losing his cool. He is talking like a president. He is acting like a president and, you know, those kind of things really count for me because I'm a cool person too."
8. Medium of Silva, others holding newspapers with photos of Bush
About 100 people were waiting Wednesday for visitation to begin at the Houston church where former President George H.W. Bush will lie in repose.
The first people in line arrived almost 10 hours before St. Martin's Episcopal Church was scheduled to open to visitors. They were lined up outside Second Baptist Church to wait for shuttles to go St. Martins.
Pennie Werth-Bobian was at the front of the line. The 56-year-old from Tomball, Texas, says she used to visit with Bush while a friend of hers cut his hair, and that they became friends. She says Bush immediately remembered her name and her husband's name. The second time they met, she says, he told her to call him George.
Bush's casket was being flown back to Houston after his state funeral at Washington National Cathedral. He will be buried Thursday after a funeral service at St. Martin's.