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US Things to know about former first lady Barbara Bush

17:11  16 april  2018
17:11  16 april  2018 Source:   ap.org

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  'I Am Still Old and Still in Love.' Barbara Bush Gave Light-Hearted Health Update Last Month Former First Lady Barbara Bush gave a light-hearted medical update to her college alumnae magazine just weeks before it was revealed that she is in failing health and is declining to seek additional treatment. “I have had great medical care and more operations than you would believe. Former First Lady Barbara Bush gave a light-hearted medical update to her college alumnae magazine just weeks before it was revealed that she is in failing health and is declining to seek additional treatment.

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Former First Lady of the United States Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. Here are some things to know about her: LITERACY EFFORTS.

HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health and after a series of hospitalizations, she has decided not to seek further medical treatment, a family spokesman said Sunday.

FILE - In a Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, file photo, former first lady Barbara Bush listens to a patient's question during a visit to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. A family spokesman said Sunday, April 15, 2018, that the former first lady Barbara Bush is in © The Associated Press FILE - In a Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, file photo, former first lady Barbara Bush listens to a patient's question during a visit to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. A family spokesman said Sunday, April 15, 2018, that the former first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and won't seek additional medical treatment. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

HOUSTON — Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health and after a series of hospitalizations, she has decided not to seek further medical treatment, a family spokesman says. Here are some things to know about her:

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  Barbara Bush: Across Twitter, well wishes pour in for ailing former first lady Warm wishes poured in for former first lady Barbara Bush Sunday as word spread of her failing health. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath announced via Twitter Sunday that Bush, 92, had declined further medical treatment and instead would focus on "comfort care."Barbara and George H.W. Bush have been married since 1945 and had six children, including former president George W. Bush as well as former Florida governor and presidential candidate Jeb Bush. McGrath tweeted that the large family had gathered to be near Mrs. Bush.From politicos to newsmakers, people offered prayers and good thoughts.

Home » Life & Style » Things to know about … 22, 2013, file photo, former first lady Barbara Bush listens to a patient's question during a visit to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.

HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health and after a series of hospitalizations, she has decided not to seek further medical treatment, a family

LITERACY EFFORTS

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy began during her White House years, with a goal to improve the lives of disadvantaged Americans by boosting literacy among parents and their children. The foundation partners with local programs and had awarded more than $40 million as of 2014 to create or expand more than 1,500 literacy programs nationwide. "Focusing on the family is the best place to start to make this country more literate, and I still feel that being more literate will help us solve so many of the other problems facing our society," she wrote in her 1994 memoir.

HISTORY

Barbara Bush is the second woman in U.S. history to be both a wife and mother of a U.S. president. Her husband, George H.W. Bush, was the nation's 41st president while her son George W. Bush, one of the couple's six children, was the 43rd president. Abigail Adams was the wife of the second president, John Adams, and mother of the sixth president, John Quincy Adams.

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Here are some things to know about her. Updated: Apr 18th, 2018 - 12:53pm (EDT). HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92.

HOUSTON — Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health and after a series of hospitalizations, she has decided not to seek further medical treatment, a family spokesman says. Here are some things to know about her: LITERACY EFFORTS.

THE WHITE HAIR

Barbara Bush's brown hair began to gray in the 1950s while her 3-year-old daughter, Pauline, known to her family as Robin, underwent treatment for leukemia. She died in October 1953. Barbara Bush eschewed dying her hair, which ultimately turned white. She later said that dyed hair didn't look good on her and credited the color to the public's perception of her as "everybody's grandmother." Her son George said that a "crowning achievement" of his father, who was fond of coming up with nicknames for friends and family, was anointing Barbara, "The Silver Fox."

THE PEARLS

Barbara Bush's triple-strand false pearl necklace sparked a national fashion trend when she wore them to her husband's inauguration in 1989. The pearls became synonymous with Bush, who later said she selected them to hide the wrinkles in her neck. The candid admission only bolstered her common sense and down-to-earth public image. A version of the necklace, "the famous triple strand, hand-knotted on a gold-toned clasp," was even available for $125 at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University.

Melania Trump will attend Barbara Bush's funeral

  Melania Trump will attend Barbara Bush's funeral First lady Melania Trump will attend the funeral for Barbara Bush in Texas on Saturday. "Mrs. Trump plans to pay her respects at the funeral on Saturday," her communications director Stephanie Grisham told CNN.It is common for sitting first ladies to attend the funerals of former first ladies, as Michelle Obama did in 2016 for the funeral in California of former first lady Nancy Reagan. Then-first lady Hillary Clinton attended the burial of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1994.

Home » Life & Style » Things to know about … A family spokesman said Sunday, April 15, 2018, that the former first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and won't seek additional medical treatment.

22, 2013, file photo, former first lady Barbara Bush listens to a patient’s question during a visit to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. Here are some things to know about her

THE TEMPER

George W. Bush noted in his post-presidency book, "Decision Points," that he inherited a quick, blunt temper from his mother. His wife, Laura, said her mother-in-law "managed to insult nearly all of my friends with one or another perfectly timed acerbic comment." Barbara Bush kept her sarcasm under wraps in public, though one noted slip came in 1984 when her husband was running for re-election as vice president with President Ronald Reagan. Their Democratic challengers, Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro, questioned whether wealthy people like the Bushes could relate to average Americans. An irritated Barbara Bush told a reporter that Ferraro was a "$4 million — I can't say it — but it rhymes with rich." Bush later said she meant "witch" and apologized; Ferraro accepted the apology.

FILE - In this March 29, 2015, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush, left, speak before a college basketball regional final game between Gonzaga and Duke, in the NCAA basketball tournament in Houston. A family spokesman said Sunday, April 15, 2018, that the former first lady Barbara Bush is in © The Associated Press FILE - In this March 29, 2015, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush, left, speak before a college basketball regional final game between Gonzaga and Duke, in the NCAA basketball tournament in Houston. A family spokesman said Sunday, April 15, 2018, that the former first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and won't seek additional medical treatment. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Melania Trump takes White House staffers who knew Barbara Bush to funeral .
First lady Melania Trump brought two White House staff members who were close to the Bush family as her guests to former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral on Saturday in Houston. Trump was accompanied by former White House head maître d' George Hainey and current White House usher Buddy Carter, the first lady's office said."She knew they were very close to the Bush family and wanted them to be able to pay their respects," spokeswTrump was accompanied by former White House head maître d' George Hainey and current White House usher Buddy Carter, the first lady's office said.

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