Barbara Bush 1925 – 2018

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  1. Katie says:

    When I was a kid, one of my favorite books was “Millie’s Book” by Barbara Bush. It was a book about the Bush family’s dog, Millie, and her life in the White House from her POV. I obviously didn’t understand politics or had any thought to them when I was a kid. I just knew Millie and the Bushes in the WH and I loved it.

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    • DANIEL CAMAC says:

      Dear Barbara, Say Hi to HiLIARy, Muslim Obohole and 100 of their shepards as you rise to a better realm:…watching them descend to HELL. You always were a better human being. As Red Skelton said, Good Night…..and God Bless. With that Irish,Welch, Scottish dialect.

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    • Too Real says:

      Barbara Bush was an excellent humanitarian and a good mother. Married to GHB for 73 years—wow. She was strong and certainly respected. God Bless the Bush family.

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      • gustafus21 says:

        Really? By their fruits shall ye know them…. rotten to the core

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        • Shirley Goodwin says:

          While most people, even here at CTH, probably don’t really know much about who the Bushes really are, your comment probably will rub people the wrong way in this place on this day. I’m a big believer in speaking truth regardless of the timing, but most people tend to think when someone dies is not the time to say negative things about them. That said, I think those who disagree with what you said need to do a little homework on the Bush family and they’d come back with a very changed view of them. A good start is Roger Stone’s book, JEB!. Whether you like Stone or not, it’s worth the read.

          And gustafus21, you’re right. It’s by our fruits we shall each be known. We just have to make sure we take a good look to see what their fruits truly are.

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        • VeritasVincit says:

          I couldn’t figure out how to insert the picture so I am inserting a link to it. I’m wondering if anyone recognizes the significance of the hand symbology of G.H.W. Bush in this picture.

          I don’t recognize it but given his history in secret societies I feel certain it’s no accident.

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    • amwick says:

      Adorable…*sigh..

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      • Q&A says:

        I drive by Millie Bush Dog Park very often. It is a great place for dogs and their owners to have a good time, in the middle of the serene and scenic George Bush Park. Millie (via Barbara Bush) left a wonderful legacy.

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      • gustafus21 says:

        Puppies yes… Krone – absolutely NOT . The world is a better place today. Son Georgie a disgrace. Jeb a potential disgrace to the White House. Husband? – demonic.

        the Bush/Clinton/Obama Cabal absent one player today

        NEXT?

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        • Covfefe-USA says:

          Yes, Gustafus, she was married to someone who very likely had a role in the Kennedy murder and other very dark ops. And as far as the press announcement is concerned, it should read, “FORMER President GHWB..”

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        • amwick says:

          We should all have wisdom and grace in our last hours. Let her have that much, please?

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        • MGBSE says:

          Barbara Bush was a wife, mother and grandmother who definitely had her own opinions…but NEVER used her President husband or President son to advance herself…unlike Hillary and the Mooch who used their President husbands to advance themselves at the country’s expense.

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  2. Walt says:

    Someone had to….

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  3. gamecock123 says:

    I have much respect for Mrs Bush being a strong matriarch to her family. I admire that she stayed away from the media, did alot good, She was a woman that put her family first, and it shows. Her husband, and son went to the WH. That was a tough gal which history will judge and tell.

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  4. Pam says:

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  5. Pam says:

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    • gustafus21 says:

      And her filthy mouth about our President Trump? … no tears here….

      Just another mob mom gone .. and not to a better place.

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      • jello333 says:

        I have a feeling you won’t be seeing this comment… since you’re likely no longer here. (And yeah, you have a right to dislike Barbara Bush if you want, but you’re kinda going off the deep end now.)

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  6. luchadora41 says:

    Tucker Carlson was sure asking probing questions about her tonight, from people who were close to her. Known as The Enforcer, apparently. Praying her soul rests with God.

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    • Karen says:

      I have read she was complicit in intimidating people with her husband.

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    • The Jimmy Jackz says:

      Tucker is no fool.

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    • Bobthebuilder says:

      Well stated.

      They have a history.

      Apparently, Tucker understands that.

      I pray she found Jesus in her final moments.

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    • Shirley Goodwin says:

      It’s too late to pray for her soul. Once we die, it’s over. We’ve made our choices and the Bible is clear that our chances at changing the status of our redemption are over. She’s accountable now for her life. And, while I don’t like the Bush family at all, I will say that it’s up to God to judge, not me. Only He truly knows a person’s heart.

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  7. Pam says:

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  8. WSB says:

    Prayers, indeed for you, Mrs. Bush. You were quite the role model for those of us coming into adulthood while you were in the White House, and beyond.

    Rest in Peace.

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  9. Pam says:

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  10. MfM says:

    I’ve been seeing all her negative comments about Trump being repeated on my FB page.

    The Trump haters even use her death to hit at him.

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    • DANIEL CAMAC says:

      So true. But the truth hurts. Ouch ! But she was a white light to me.

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    • uvaldegirl says:

      What you say is true. I guess I am just momentarily reminiscing of the post Reagan era in general. Wish her God speed, cannot do other.

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      • Shirley Goodwin says:

        I find myself reminiscing of the Reagan era, not the post Reagan era, which was terrible. George HW Bush pushed America back into the hands of the globalists and that was followed by Clinton, GW Bush, and Obama pushing us farther into their hands. Sorry, I don’t think the post Reagan era was anything to write home about. The exception was when the Republicans did pull us back a bit into Reagan policies during the 1990s and forced it upon Clinton. Unfortunately, when the economy responded positively Clinton took credit for it… and sadly the Republicans have let him take that credit.

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        • uvaldegirl says:

          I hear you. The Berlin Wall and collapse of the USSR, fell during Bush’s time (100% Reagan inspired). More the afterglow.

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    • oldschool64 says:

      I feel nothing for this woman. I certainly don’t hate her like I do her husband or someone like McCain, but I don’t feel any loss either. I mean seriously, look at how her sons turned out! Do they strike you as men of integrity or children of privilege?

      Sorry, but literally thousands of women died in this world today that were at least 100 times the woman Barbara was. That’s just a fact!

      Again. no hate. Heck, I’ll say a prayer for her. But nothing to gush over either.

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    • The Jimmy Jackz says:

      Here’s my like – button not working.

      Thanks for saying what I was thinking only doing so with class.

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    • winky says:

      Lin…so well said. I feel the same. And I believe she knew everything that was going on in that family and did not bat an eye.

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  11. WSB says:

    I hope no one minds if I repost a wonderful story I just heard and had put up on the last page…

    Tucker Carlson just had Bill Bennett on, who recounted the perfect incident to match your impressions [of being everone’s Mom]:

    He was in an hotel elevator with the first couple, descending down to a motorcade, and it was raining profusely. Mrs. Bush said, “Bill, where’s your raincoat?” Bill, fumbling around said, “Well, I, I left it back in my room.”

    Barbara held a forty car motorcade at bay, while she demanded that Bennett go back and fetch that raincoat!

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  12. Betty says:

    Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord
    And let perpetual light shine upon her
    May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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  13. Plain Jane says:

    Scripture tells us to pray for the dead.
    Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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    • TMonroe says:

      Going from the non-apocryphal canon, what is evident in Scripture is that “…it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). I do join in prayer for those that mourn.

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      • Plain Jane says:

        The first reason to pray for the dead is God says He is “I AM.” Not I was or I will be, so He is telling us His power and love is not constrained by time nor death. Therefore who am I to put restraints on His mercy.

        Am following the example of Paul praying for his dead friend Onesiphorus in 2 Timothy 1:16-18 and from thebustedhalo.com:

        “The earliest Scriptural reference to prayers for the dead comes in the second book of Maccabees. The books of Maccabees were among the latest written books found in the Old Testament. They recount the struggle of the Jewish people for freedom against the Seleucid Empire, around 100-200 years before the birth of Christ. They are written from an Orthodox Jewish point of view. The second book of Maccabees tells how Judas Maccabee, the Jewish leader, led his troops into battle in 163 B.C. When the battle ended he directed that the bodies of those Jews who had died be buried. As soldiers prepared their slain comrades for burial, they discovered that each was wearing an amulet taken as booty from a pagan Temple. This violated the law of Deuteronomy and so Judas and his soldiers prayed that God would forgive the sin these men had committed (II Maccabees 12:39-45).

        This is the first indication in the Bible of a belief that prayers offered by the living can help free the dead from any sin that would separate them from God in the life to come. It is echoed in the New Testament when Paul offers a prayer for a man named Onesiphorus who had died: “May the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that day”(II Timothy 1:18). The cavelike tombs under the city of Rome, which we call catacombs, bear evidence that members of the Roman Christian community gathered there to pray for their fellow followers of Christ who lay buried there. By the fourth century prayers for the dead are mentioned in Christian literature as though they were already a longstanding custom.

        The practice of praying for the dead is rooted first in Christian belief in the everlasting life promised in Jesus’ teachings and foreshadowed by his disciple’s experience that God had raised him from the dead. After death, even though separated from our earthly body, we yet continue a personal existence. It is as living persons that God invites us into a relationship whose life transcends death.

        Praying for the dead has further origins in our belief in the communion of saints. Members of this community who are living often assist each other in faith by prayers and other forms of spiritual support. Christians who have died continue to be members of the communion of saints. We believe that we can assist them by our prayers, and they can assist us by theirs.

        Our prayers for the dead begin at the moment of death… The prayers express hope that God will free the person who has died from any burden of sin and prepare a place for him or her in heaven.”

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        • frankie says:

          Very well done, Plain Jane. God bless you!

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        • Risasi says:

          The greek words for prayer are not found in 2Ti 1:16-18.

          2Ti 1:16-18; “The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain; but when he arrived in Rome, he sought me out very zealously and found me. The Lord grant to him that he may find mercy from the Lord in that Day—and you know very well how many ways he ministered to me at Ephesus.”

          δίδωμι didōmi; AV (413) – give 365, grant 10, put 5, show 4, deliver 2, make 2, misc 25;
          Used 431 times in the New Testament and most often translated; give, given, grant, bestowed. This is not a prayer nor request, but an assurance made by Paul that has been already guaranteed unto Onesiphorus and his household. Paul can make such a bold statement because he has apostolic authority.

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          • Risasi says:

            P.S. The word “may” in vs. 18 is also not in the greek text, but added by the translators, in this case not helpful at all.

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          • TMonroe says:

            And Maccabees is part of the Apocrypha, which is not part of the Biblical canon.

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            • Saveedra says:

              Jesus never suggested praying for the dead. Each person is responsible for their salvation-whether they accept Jesus as their Lord & Savior or reject him. It’s too late after a person is dead if they reject Christ Jesus in life.

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            • Gary says:

              The original Canon, closed in 405 AD by Pope St Innocent I, contains 73 books. The abridged, heavily edited, corrupted canon that didn’t see the light of day until the 16th century, contains 66 books.

              You’re entitled to your own flawed opinion but not your own set of flawed facts.

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    • Please site the passage where the Bible tells us to pray for the dead.

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  14. Deb says:

    Rest In Peace.

    She must have been a tough lady. She was smart enough to know that we didn’t want another Bush in the White House. Too bad her offspring weren’t as clever.

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  15. kea says:

    Maybe its time to pick up that ‘Barbara Bush: A Memoir’ I’ve had on my to read list for a while now.

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  16. MaineCoon says:

    I liked her staunch, New England Maine demeanor, her quick quips, her signature classy pearls, her dog, Millie. May God comfort her family.

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  17. Lumina says:

    I may have to dust off her autobiography…reread read it…one thing I remember in the book is Mrs. Bush was unhappy that as VP, Gore and Tipper chose to not go to heads’ of states funerals…She said at events such as these helped build friendships with other countries.

    May she rest in peace….

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  18. I don’t like what the Bush’s stood for, or stand for, I won’t be a hypocrite, but may she rest in peace.

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  19. Phil aka Felipe says:

    Two people married for 73 years indicate they honored their marital vows.

    They are a great example that is rare these days.

    Well done, Mrs. Barbara Bush.

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  20. phoenixRising says:

    \https://twitter.com/5Strat/status/986405089488265216

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  21. Kristin says:

    Lee me thank her for her service in The White House and as a spouse when HW was in the service. Spouses serve too.
    R. I. P.

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  22. Foolsgold says:

    I’m not gonna bash a deceased 93 yo lady who stayed married for 73 years. RIP Mrs. Bush.

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    • jello333 says:

      Yeah, seriously. Unlike most people here, I was NOT a fan of Reagan, or Nancy for that matter. And yet when it was first reported that he had Alzheimer’s, and as time went on and it was obvious from comments by family members that he was in really bad shape, I felt very sorry for him. Then later when he died, watching the funeral on TV and seeing Nancy’s reaction, I literally cried.

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  23. Sandra-VA says:

    RIP, Barbara Bush. What a legacy she has left behind her… a life that will be remembered. A strong woman, a faithful woman, a mother, wife, grandmother… and a First Lady of the Greatest Country on Earth. Thank you for your patriotism and your strength, Mrs. Barbara Bush (and for Millie’s adventures!).

    P.S. Loved the pearls!

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  24. leebelieu says:

    Godspeed ma’am. I was young when you were FLOTUS but you always reminded me of my Grandmothers. I bet you cooked with bacon grease too. Peace on your travels in the hereafter.

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    • jello333 says:

      One of my sons (around 5 at the time) used to ask us the same question anytime he saw her and George Sr on TV together. “How come he’s always got his grandma with him?” I assume that for some strange little-kid reason he just thought she looked much older than her husband. Okay fine… but couldn’t he have assumed it was George’s mom, at least?… no, had to be grandma! 😀

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  25. Mr. Morris says:

    Barbara Pierce Bush was a strong woman. She was a loving wife and Mother. I liked her spunk.
    Mrs. Bush is with The Lord today. I pray that God will watch over her family, and give them peace.

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  26. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek
    Romans 1:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
    Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    1Corinthians 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

    Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    2Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. 2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

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  27. Serena says:

    Rest in peace First Lady Barbara Bush.I always liked your candor,your spunk and the devotion you showed to your husband and family.My condolences go out to President George H.W. Bush and to all of the Bush family.

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    • TexasRanchQueen says:

      I had to read that twice. I thought that was Karen’s daughter but it’s her in 1988. Wow, she visited Barbara at the VP residence in 1988 and now she is living there in 2018.

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    • MfM says:

      Interesting that Hillary also had personal comments of praise to her relationship to Barbara Bush… But crickets about any welcoming relationship with Melania.

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  30. Pam says:

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    • rf121 says:

      For all the haters tonight.

      The difference between your drivel and showing respect for someones life even though we know PT understands what she thought of him.

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  31. MTeresa says:

    Unlike a lot of other websites, I really appreciate the fact that common decency is expected at the treehouse. Thank you SD & admins. You remind us all to be humane.

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    • amwick says:

      Sadly, decency is uncommon now a days. That is why the death of Barbary Bush hurts. She was married to a politician, she was a mother of a politician, but she was a decent human being.. pretty much…
      I have been watching the news… I looked at her eyes… they were pretty much happy, they seemed angry now and then, but overall, I think they were strong…..She was strong enough to make the call at the end of her life. She decided… what a remarkable human being, she decided that she was ready to move on…. I am sure she is with Robin….

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    • rf121 says:

      Respect and tradition is a good thing. Welcome.

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  32. Patriot1783 says:

    Visitation and service details for Mrs Bush have been released, funeral is on Saturday, April 21, invitation only…..
    https://m.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Funeral-information-for-Barbara-Bush-has-been-12842950.php

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  39. The Jimmy Jackz says:

    I hope this funereal doesn’t turn into an opportunity to sleight Trump & Melania.

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  41. Delibero says:

    Sincere condolences to the entire Bush family. Barbara Bush was an impressive and admirable 1st Lady who deserves the praise and accolades she is receiving today.

    Barbara’s death is a reminder that we should often let our own exceptional and special wives and mothers know how great they are and how much we appreciate all that they do for their families every day. Their contributions are irreplaceable.

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  42. Patriot1783 says:

    How can anyone not admire and respect one of the toughest “Mama Bears” ever known in public life?

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  43. Saveedra says:

    My mother had the good fortune to work in Mrs.Bush’s office as a volunteer doing secretarial duties. Mrs. Bush & Millie could be seen in the hallways & office. The First Lady was a kind, friendly, gracious woman. God Bless her & her family at this difficult time and God Bless America.

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    • DGinGA says:

      Secret Service agents who protected GHWB and Barbara over the years have always mentioned how kind and gracious they were, and how appreciative they were for the personal sacrifices the agents made to protect the President and his wife. One of my neighbors was one of those agents, and before he passed (from cancer) he told us that the Bushes were great, and the agents who had to protect the Clintons had a very different experience.

      You can tell a lot about a person by how they behave when nobody is watching. Barbara Bush was always a class act. May she rest in peace.

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  44. Dora says:

    Such a nice love story. And one that’s rare for our times.

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    A love that stood the test of time: From a holiday dance and WWII love letters to six children and 14 grandkids, how George and Barbara Bush’s incredible romance lasted nearly 80 years

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5622965/George-Barbara-Bush-storybook-73-year-marriage.html

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  46. She furthered the interests of the Bushie cabal with an undeviating focus on obtaining and retaining Power. I admired her singlemindeness though I absolutely loathed the objectives of her energy and ambition.

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  47. Bob Thoms says:

    The comments here, by a few, remind me of the Westboro Baptist Church cult. They also felt it was their “morally superior” obligation to speak and say things at the wrong time and in the wrong places.

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  48. skwz says:

    A true story for fellow Treepers.

    In 1992 I sent First Lady Barbara Bush my children’s work because of her interest in promoting literacy and reading for children.

    Much to my surprise as I sat in my office one day, the phone rang and it was The White House calling at the request of Mrs. Bush.

    Her personal representative talked to me for about 5 minutes and sent Mrs. Bush’s regards for my work and mentioned she liked my photograph that I had sent her as a writer. I was thrilled and excited at the conversation I had and, especially, Mrs. Bush’s extending me such an honor from
    The White House.

    Our local newspaper picked up on the story and much excitement was generated in our small town.

    In 2004 I sent a large package of much more finished products of my work to Kennebunkport, Maine plus a special book I wrote for Mrs. Bush which told her the story of hope she gave me with my children’s work by that one phone call she had directed.

    The book was entitled “A True Fairy Godmother”. The picture on the front of her depicted her trademark of a “pearl necklace” and the short story unfolded from there.

    Again, I received a hand written note from Barbara Bush thanking me for the gift , my well wishes for her son’s Presidency and her gratitude for her note saying “I was kind” in sending everything to her. I have kept her hand-written note to this day.

    Then I received another call from The White House where a representative said she had been on my website and was liking it very much, having fun and a few other personal comments.

    Fast forward to the present in 2016/2017/2018.

    I am a “die hard” President Trump supporter going back a year before the election was held even though I have never been involved in politics to any degree in the past with the exception of this story with Barbara Bush.

    My experience had been beautiful with her and I didn’t understand at all her or her family’s disdain for President Trump who I feel will go down as the best President in U.S. history.

    I had already written with great excitement during 2016 a children’s book for President Trump to document his path through his candidacy, his inauguration on November 8, 2016 and to the Oval Office in January 2017.

    I have heard many stories to date regarding the danger we have all been in from previous politicians to include the Bush’s that I had hoped were not true but I won’t give any opinion on at this time as “truth will out and masses awaken” all on its own.

    Whatever the reason for the entire family of the Bush’s to be so against President Trump even though he embraced Jeb Bush’s son George P. Bush, will have to come out as truth emerges.

    I would think the entire Bush family would acknowledge the honor President Trump has bestowed on Barbara Bush through his consoling, uplifting, comments and directing the country’s flags at half staff until her interment.

    What a beautiful and special tribute to her even after all of the comments have been made along the way.

    Bottom line, I wanted to share the good part of what I knew about Barbara Bush because no person is all good or all bad as it is said. I personally experienced a person that extended well wishes in kindness for doing good work for children and would like for you to hear this story.

    However, my allegiance has been, is, and will be totally to our President Trump who I feel gives “truth” no matter who has a problem with it and he gives it in a way that doesn’t beat around the “bush”.

    In a strange way that was what Barbara Bush and President Trump had in common..she was and he is very outspoken. I like that quality in a person as you know who people are and where they stand. In my eyes there is nothing wrong with that.

    So, today, I honor what I know of Barbara Bush…the truth of what I experienced at the time.

    However, today, I also acknowledge my undying gratitude to President Trump for standing up to everyone that needed to be stood up to as he leads us and America back to our greatness.

    I hope this post will help everyone who has feelings both ways.

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  49. czarowniczy says:

    Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere, my metered downlooad (“Hello, 1987!”) limits my ability to paw thru, but though Moslem-American academia should be heard from: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2018/04/18/after-calling-barbara-bush-an-amazing-racist-a-professor-taunts-critics-i-will-never-be-fired/?utm_term=.6b85d5cd8a49

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