Remembering Barbara Bush


Barbara Bush (June 8, 1925 - April 17, 2018)   Wikipedia

Her Secret Service code name was Tranquility.

Her family called her The Enforcer.

She was known for her gray hair and white pearls

I remember Barbara Bush as the wife and mother of three politicians that I was not particularly fond of but then again how many presidents come without criticism and conspiracies. She was the matriarch of an American political dynasty, her time well spent helping others and making a difference.

Among her many accomplishments she established the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy in 1989, which she chaired until 2012, promoting reading skills across America, particularly for young children. There is much to be remembered and honored.

She was not one of the glamorous first ladies of the 20th and 21st centuries such as - Jackie Kennedy (politics and publishing), Michelle Obama (law, politics, many causes) and Melania Trump - whose designer clothes were a topic of discussion when they appeared in public. Perhaps Barbara Bush's death will inspire Melania to do more, and make a name for herself in lieu of her husband's indiscretions.

Most recently I remember Barbara Bush sitting in her wheelchair looking on before game five of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Houston. Her mind remained sharp until the end, her wit always there.

As her health declined, her soul, tired from its long journey, Barbara Bush decided not to seek additional medical treatment. It was her time. Her loving family was there as she crossed over yesterday holding her husband's hand. As souls travel together, and former President Bush has also been in failing health in recent years, he will soon join her. How rare and amazing is it to spend a lifetime with the same partner ... they were married for 73 years ... for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish till death do them part ...


Barbara Bush was laid to rest   CNN - April 21, 2018

1,500 pay tribute to former first lady   BBC - April 21, 2018





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