Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

  1. A former first lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the age of 92," reads a statement from the office of former President George H.W. Bush.
    Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92 - ABC News
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  3. by   Lil Nel
    I was hoping that when her family announced she would only seek comfort care, that a dialogue on end of life care would finally start in this country.

    We will see if that happens. I hope it does.

    Kudos to Mrs. Bush for coming to the end of a long, and successful life with such grace.
  4. by   Hoosier_RN
    I hope it does. Too many (family and patient alike) have unrealistic "hang on forever" thoughts
  5. by   BCgradnurse
    I liked Mrs. Bush. There was not a hint of pretense about her. I'm glad she got to go out on her terms.
  6. by   cardiacfreak
    Quote from Lil Nel
    I was hoping that when her family announced she would only seek comfort care, that a dialogue on end of life care would finally start in this country.

    We will see if that happens. I hope it does.

    Kudos to Mrs. Bush for coming to the end of a long, and successful life with such grace.
    I hope so too. Death will happen to all of us, it seems like a lot of people are afraid of discussing death and dying. You wouldnt believe how many families have told me not to mention the word hospice or death to their loved one who is already on hospice care.
  7. by   wondern
    I liked her honesty and the story of her leaving her hair white in memory of her baby girl, Robin. I also love to see how much her granddaughters adore her.
    On the televised memorial, I enjoyed seeing the photos of all the First Ladies together, and Melania there regardless of her husband not, and seated next to the Obamas. I thought that was awesome.
    Then the camera pans out and there are the Clintons. I kept wondering why one of them, the First Ladies, wasn't our President yet? Everyone seems as smart as their husbands.
    The story that Barbara once called Bill Clinton her 5th son for hanging out with them at Kennebunkport so much was sweet too.
    Just found this.
    Kennebunkport community organizes memorial in honor of Barbara Bush | WGME
    Last edit by wondern on Apr 22
  8. by   FranEMTnurse
    #IMHO, she was one of the best first ladies who ever lived.She knew how to reach people from all walks of life in a positive way.

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