Here I am in tourist mode
Astride a stubborn, wet camel in Tangier
Dancing amid the cheese rounds in Tuscany
The recipe for alligator stew: First, find an alligator the size of your pot.
Flying through the air with not the greatest of ease—Costa Rica jungle
Nearly losing my head while kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland
Eating army style with the Missouri National Guard in Alaska
My not too graceful descent from an 18-wheeler ride.
Relaxing on the beach
Up, up in the air in a beautiful balloon
Mel and I at the Missouri inaugural ball, 1997
Viewing the Flood of ’93 from a helicopter
Reading to children at Christmas
Governor Mel Carnahan and Jean
Questioning Ken Lay during a Commerce Committee hearing
Introducing Sens. Ted Kennedy and John Kerry to Midwest frozen custard
Women of the 107th US Senate during a bi-partisan evening out
On the stump in 2002
Late Night with Leno
My daughter, Robin, and President Obama were born the same day and year: Aug. 4, 1961
President Bill Clinton, ever the charmer
Vice President Joe Biden visits Missouri
My Senate office
In the Senate chamber, being sworn in by Vice President Al Gore accompanied by my son, Tom, and daughter, Robin.
Barbara Bush and I read to children
Hillary Clinton and I both went to the U.S. Senate in 2001
A visit from Lily Tomlin, one of my favorite comedians.
Visiting with Robert Redford in my Senate office
Meeting Billy Graham during his crusade in St. Louis
Working on a Habitat for Humanity house
Tipper Gore visits the Governor’s Mansion
Jean receives the 1997 March of Dimes Missouri Citizen of the Year” award from Anna Roosevelt (right), granddaughter of FDR and Eleanor.
Sens. Lieberman, Carnahan, Edwards, McCain, and Thompson meet with Afghan president Ahmid Karzai and Women’s Affairs Minister Sima Samar at Bagram air base near Kabul, January, 2002
Armed Services Committee delegation to Afghanistan in 2002. Backrow (l. to r.) Senators Lieberman, Carnahan, McCain, Bill Nelson, Edwards, Collins, Thompson, Reed, Hagel
Family, 2011: (standing) Andrew, Jean, Lisa, Tom; (seated) Austin, Deb, Russ, Sydney holding Cabanne, Juan Carlos, Adair and Robin holding Harper
Family, 1990: (standing) Debra, Russ, Austin, Mel, Tom; (seated) Beaumont (our Newfy), Robin, Jean, Randy, and my father, who lived with us the last seven years of his life
Pope John Paul II, VP Al Gore, Gov. Mel Carnahan and Jean during the papal visit to St. Louis, January 1999
My son, Tom, and I greet the Dali Lama during his visit to St. Louis
Book signing is a great way to stay in touch with readers
Visiting with VP Hubert Humphrey, 1968.
During a session of clown school. (I’m the clown on the left.)
At the farm on a fall day
When it’s time to cook and eat at the farm, everyone pitches in
Plucking a few clay pigeons from the air
Constructing an outdoor pizza oven with the help of family and friends
On the farm in Rolla.
Commencement speech at Truman University
With Michelle Obama