The Late Barbara Bush Once Adorably Teased George H. W. Bush For Crying While Reading His Letters
December 28, 2018 17:57 By Fabiosa
In today's modern communications, advanced technology has somehow snatched the taste of sweet anticipation. The long wait for handwritten letters had a magical power to magnify any compassionate feeling or fade out every negativity pretty easily.
Mr. Bush had every latest gadget at his disposal, but he still favored handwritten correspondence. His granddaughter, Jenna Hager Bush, previously revealed her grandpa's preference for old means of communication. After his demise, one of the many love letters exchanged between President George H. W. Bush and Mrs. Bush surfaced to give the world fairytale feelings. They were the longest married presidential pair in history, with 66 years of marriage. Incredible, isn't it?
The only love letter Barbara Bush kept from George HW during World War II (the others were lost). It is dated December 12, 1943. “How often I have thought about the immeasurable joy that will be ours someday. How lucky our children will be to have a mother like you—“ pic.twitter.com/9n9GDx7lAM— Carlos Lozada (@CarlosLozadaWP) April 18, 2018
Barbara poking fun at her emotional husband
In 2011, Barbara and George gave an exclusive interview to CNN. To reminisce over the past, the show ran the segment where Mr. Bush read an old letter he sent to the love of life, Barbara, during WWII. Shortly after he started reading, the sweet memories hit him and tears welled in his eyes. Mrs. Bush instinct compelled her to bring back his laughter, saying:
You could be the Speaker of the House.
She hilariously teased his emotional reading that was muffled with sobbing. Jenna was also present to witness both the historic lovebirds sharing a remarkably precious moment. They made hearts swell with love!
Jena expressed her feelings after learning of Grandpa's pen pal
George Herbert Walker Bush's little pen pal was a 7-year-old Filipino boy named Timothy. For over a decade, Mr. Bush sponsored his studies and additional expenses while using a secret alibi for security purposes. Jenna Bush Hager had no idea about his generosity. She told Today:
One of the things that I really loved about him was his humility.
“I didn’t know about it. One of the things that I really loved about him was his humility.” @JennaBushHager talks about her late grandfather’s sweet, secret gesture – the former president sponsored a 7-year-old boy from the Philippines for 10 years using a pseudonym. pic.twitter.com/Pvgy9k4PUc— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 20, 2018
The couple was the perfect example of human character. They can be looked up to for so much wisdom. Share this to show how much the world is missing them.