No specific illness was provided but the former first lady suffers from congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. "They are surrounded by family, but I think the fact that they're together and that he still says, "I love you Barbie" every night is pretty remarkable", she said. "Barbara Bush said she was going to make sure that the broccoli got to the homeless", Sununu recalled. "We are grateful for her".
Over the years in ME, it became a familiar sight: Barbara Bush visiting hospitals in ME, often reading to children. Abigail Adams was the wife of the second president, John Adams, and mother of the sixth president, John Quincy Adams. Bush wrote to her in the fall of 2016 after her husband passed away from cancer.
"As my mom has become more and more frail - she's not able to walk anymore and take her dogs out and that kind of thing - we have quality time and we're sharing this quality time with other family members and friends that come by to read", Bush said.
Mills has been singing for George Bush and his wife of 72 years for the last decade and a half.
The couple married in 1945 and had six children, including future President George W. Bush, who is now a Dallas resident.
Neil shares his mother's passion for literacy and will carry on her legacy with the foundation.
Bush said he's been re-reading his mom's memoir to her and has new appreciation for the memories she shared. "She is the best grandma anybody could of ever had or have".
In 2011, the town of Kennebunkport dedicated a garden in her honor. The former first lady also gave her name and support to Maine's only children's hospital, founded in 1985 - The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland. "And she was also contagious with love".
Barbara Pierce Bush was born June 8, 1925, in Rye, New York.