DALLAS — Hundreds of people left the bookstore in North Dallas where former President George W. Bush was autographing copies of his book, Decision Points, without getting a signed book Tuesday.
Borders books officials by 10 a.m. had told those in the back of the line that they likely wouldn't be able to see the 43rd president, and get a signed copy of his book, but many stayed just in case.
Tricia Ditmore, 49, of Grand Prairie was among those who left empty-handed.
"I wanted to see him and shake his hand," she said, as tears welled up in her eyes. "I wanted to tell him that we supported him - that he was loved and supported. I don't know if he knows.
"I hope other people told him that."
About 1,000 people were able to meet the former president, and take home signed copies of his book.
Among the lucky ones were Terry and Tammy Jones of Justin. They were first in line, having camped out at the store in Preston Royal since about 2 p.m. Monday.
After they bought four books autographed by Bush, and briefly met the former president, they couldn't stop smiling.
"He shook my hand and he kissed Tammy's hand," Terry Jones said.
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