By Harmony Zales
The Bohemian Club is a private, elite, all-male club located in San Francisco, California. It was believed to be founded in 1872. Each summer, club members retreat up to Monte Rio, California for two weeks at the Bohemian Grove. This redwood forest is a place where members can relax, get drunk and eat gourmet food, play music, perform skits, and catch up with old friends—basically leave all their worries behind. Every U.S. Republican president (and some Democrats too) have been included on the exclusive membership list since 1923.

Harmony Zales worked as a foodserver at the Grove for two years in the mid-to-late nineties. This is the diary entry from the night that she served President George H.W. Bush, Sr. dinner under the redwood trees.



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