Former home of George HW and Barbara Bush still stands in Bakersfield

Aaron Brown
April 17, 2018

Jenna Bush-Hager joined the Today Show Monday morning for an emotional interview about her grandmother, who is not doing well. She says Bush is in "great spirits".

Fellow former first lady Hillary Clinton sent her thoughts: "Thinking about Barbara Bush's legacy of service to our country and the extraordinary family she raised".

Her 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 and eventually died in October 1953.

In years past, Barbara Bush has suffered from Graves' disease, a thyroid condition, and bronchitis, a respiratory ailment. Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, the nation's second president, was also a mother of the sixth president, John Quincy Adams.

"We had a great relationship and she was a great lady and has been a great friend", Sununu, a former New Hampshire governor who worked as White House chief of staff under President George H.W. Bush, told host John Bachman on Newsmax TV's "Newsmax Now".

The blunder occurred on Sunday following reports that the health of Mrs Bush, wife of former US President George H W Bush, is failing. "She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving".

Then-Vice President George Bush and Barbara arrive in New Orleans for the 1988 Republican National Convention.  Credit Esther  Flickr
Then-Vice President George Bush and Barbara arrive in New Orleans for the 1988 Republican National Convention. Credit Esther Flickr

"Barbara and I talked to her last night".

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.

For heart failure patients, he said, "comfort care" usually means opting not to use a breathing machine or CPR. "An irritated Barbara Bush told a reporter that Ferraro was a "$4 million - I can't say it - but it rhymes with rich".

The Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation will hold their 24th annual Celebration of Reading on Thursday, April 19 at the Hobby Center.

The couple met at a Christmas dance in 1941, when Barbara Pierce was 16 and George Bush was 17. She's a fighter, she's an enforcer and she reminded me not to believe everything that you read.

Earlier this year, the former first lady wrote about her husband in a note for the spring edition of Smith College's alumnae magazine.

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