Presidents, first ladies praise Barbara Bush's dedication

Clay Curtis
April 19, 2018

In honour of Mrs Bush's life, United States President Donald Trump ordered that the USA flag be flown at half-staff until sundown on the day she is buried, at all public buildings and grounds, as well as military posts and vessels.

A private funeral for former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush, the only woman to see her husband and son both sworn in as president, will be held on Saturday at a Houston church where her family has been members since the 1950s, officials said. The wife of our country's 41st president and the mother of the 43rd.

Barbara and George H.W. Bush with MCC President Carole A. Cowan at the 3rd annual Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum speaker series. Now 73 years later, they are the longest-married couple in presidential history. One user posted a passage from Bush's 1994 memoir in which she discusses her thoughts on Hill's famous sexual harassment claims against Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas. But the former first lady - only the second woman to be both wife and mother to USA presidents - could also be a tough-talking, no-holds-barred campaigner. It was called Bush Inc.

Just last year, allegations surfaced that Bush, who for more than five years has used a wheelchair for mobility, inappropriately touched more than a half dozen women on their buttocks as they stood next to him to take photos.

"It's a personal decision that she didn't have to share, but hopefully it will encourage others to think about their choices, talk about their choices, document their choices and have those choices honored", said Nathan Kottkamp, founder and chair of National Healthcare Decisions Day.

Civil rights were said to be a Barbara Bush passion.

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In that swift sentence, the first lady remained characteristically above the fray while also offering what seemed to be a covert "chin up" to the comedian. The New York Times writes that during a trip from Texas to Kennebunkport, Maine, she refused to stay at a hotel that would not accommodate two black family employees who were traveling with her.

George H.W. Bush was on his way to becoming the youngest pilot in the U.S. Navy before serving in World War II. "But everyone has something to give", she said.

'God gave her very great gifts and imposed upon her great burdens, ' Clinton also said. "Thanks to Barbara Bush", said the story, "American women are dusting off their strands of pearls". Bush's husband's re-election hopes en route to winning the 1992 election. Bush helped with the founding of the hospice program there.

"Cherish your human connections", Mrs.

Hager tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/2EUx8BD) that Bush "was a real matriarch in every sense of the word".

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