Outpouring of love for former First Lady Barbara Bush

Erika Holt
April 17, 2018

Messages of support for former First Lady Barbara Bush are pouring in from people in ME and around the country, and now there is another to send in comments. She took on literacy as her cause while she was First Lady because of her grandson's difficulty with it.

She was also known for her compassion, understanding that as a first lady she was in a unique position to create a lasting legacy.

Bush was born in 1925 in New York City, but was raised in Westchester County.

The 92-year-old icon is suffering from severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which makes breathing very hard, but she's still enjoying the finer things in life. A few weeks later, she received a stern letter from her grandmother.

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On Monday, the Bush family announced that Mrs.

Her pearls sparked a national fashion trend when she wore them to her husband's inauguration in 1989. Barbara Bush and her husband, the former president, have been holding hands when he is by her bedside, the family spokesman said.

Many wonderful quotes have been attributed to Barbara Bush, but perhaps the one that is most appropriate for today leaves us all knowing that this unique woman is doing exactly the very thing she wants to do. "She is in great spirits and she's a fighter". She's an enforcer. She reminded me not to believe everything you read, so we're grateful for her, for everybody's prayers and thoughts, and just know the world is better because she's in it. Bush, wife of former president George H.W. Bush and mother of President George W. Bush, decided not to seek additional medical treatment and instead focus on comfort care at her home in Houston.

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