Barbara Bush passed away Tuesday at the age of 92.
Mrs. Bush served as the country’s first lady from 1989 to 1993. She passed away shortly after deciding to forgo further medical treatments for her failing health. She had been hospitalized many times while battling congestive heart failure. She also had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Mrs. Bush is one of only two first ladies in the history of the country who was also the mother of a president. Abigail Adams, the wife of John Adams, a founding father of the nation and its second president, was the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth U.S. president.
Mr. and Mrs. Bush celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on Jan. 6.
In an interview in The Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Barbara said
I am still old and still in love with the man I married 72 years ago.
Mrs Bush will be missed by her family, friends, and people throughout the world.
Clay Aiken was one of the first to send a beautiful tweet about Mrs. Bush. The tweet was picked up by many news sources, including CBS and Entertainment Weekly. He wrote:
I’m ever more aware these days of the importance of the example that comes from the White House. I’m so grateful that, when I was my son’s age,
#BarbaraBush was such an amazing example for us children of the 80s and for all Americans. Rest in glory, Madam First Lady
This was a beautiful thought.
Clay also posted another tweet on Tuesday morning.
I think it’s a great picture.
Check out this link to learn how you can get a copy of this picture.
It might look great in your home!
And, thank you to Halny for the drawing of Clay!