US 'I Am Still Old and Still in Love.' Barbara Bush Gave Light-Hearted Health Update Last Month

10:10  16 april  2018
10:10  16 april  2018 Source:   Time

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Also, George Bush has given me the world. He is the best — thoughtful and loving ,” she says. Her husband, the former president, keeps busy with his foundation, Points of Light , she writes. A page from Smith College's Alumnae quarterly magazine featuring an update from Barbara Bush .

' I am still old and still in love ': Former First Lady Barbara Bush gives a rare and intimate glimpse into her 72-year-long marriage, as she pays tribute to her 'thoughtful and loving ' husband.

Barbara Bush et al. sitting on a bed: Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush are pictured in Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston on Jan. 23, 2017. © Jim McGrath—Reuters Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush are pictured in Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston on Jan. 23, 2017.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush gave a light-hearted medical update to her college alumnae magazine just weeks before it was revealed that she is in failing health and is declining to seek additional treatment.

“I have had great medical care and more operations than you would believe. I’m not sure God will recognize me; I have so many new body parts!” Bush, 92, told Smith Alumnae Quarterly for the spring 2018 issue, published in March.

Bush, who dropped out of Smith College to marry George H.W. Bush, gave a touching tribute to the former President in her class note, writing, “I am still old and still in love with the man I married 72 years ago.”

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Former first lady Barbara Bush shared a sweet update with her friends from Smith College in the latest edition of their alumnae magazine. “ I am still old and still in love with the man I married 72 years ago,” she wrote in the Class of 1947's “Alumnae Lives Update ” section of the publication

Barbara Bush updates alma mater on her life: ' I am still old and still in love '. The former first lady gives her alma mater an update about life with her husband, former President George H.W. Bush .

The former First Lady received an honorary degree from Smith in 1989.

She also told the magazine, “George Bush has given me the world. He is the best—thoughtful and loving.”

The Bush family announced Sunday that the former First Lady’s health is failing after several hospital visits and she has decided to discontinue medical treatment.

“It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of her failing health, worrying not for herself – thanks to her abiding faith – but for others,” family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. “She is surrounded by a family she adores and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving.”

In her Smith College class note, Bush also bragged about her hometown Houston Astros baseball team – and the work her children and grandchildren are doing.

“All of our children are working and serving others in their own way, along with my 17 grandchildren. Last fall, they were helping with hurricane relief and cheering on the Astros in the world series,” she wrote.

Ex-U.S. presidents among mourners expected at Barbara Bush funeral .
Several former U.S. presidents and hundreds of mourners are expected to gather at a Houston church on Saturday for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92. Bush, the wife of the 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, and the mother of the 43rd, George W. Bush, will be remembered at a service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, where she and her family have been members since the 1950s.

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