75-Year-Old Love Letter Written By George H. W. Bush To Barbara During WWII Goes Viral Hours After Her Death

Date April 20, 2018 12:17

Barbara Bush, the matriarch of the Bush family and wife of the former President George H. W. Bush, died on Tuesday at 92. She had been battling Graves’ disease until she chose to discontinue medical treatment.

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Force of nature

During her lifetime, Barbara Bush was known as a force of nature. She is remembered for the contributions she made to improving literacy as well as helping the homeless and people living with AIDs.

However, the love story she shared with her husband, George H. W. Bush, was one of the most memorable parts of her public life.

Their 73-year marriage is considered the longest lasting in the presidential history of the United States.

George's 75-year-old love letter to Barbara

They met at party in Connecticut, while she was on Christmas break.

Barbara was very open about the fact that George H. W. Bush was the first man she ever locked lips with. She once told her journalist granddaughter, Jenna Bush Hager, that when she first set eyes on her husband, she could hardly breath. "I thought he was so beautiful", she said.

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The pair are known to have exchanged love letters constantly, and it is one of these letters that is the subject of interest on the internet at the moment.

It was written on Dec. 12, 1943 while George H.W. was working as the U.S. Navy pilot during World War II. He begins the letter by saying, "My darling Bar".

The heartfelt letter is optimistic about their future together and written with a lot of emotion.

George H.W. writes:

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.

The online community reacts

Following the photo tweet shared by Washington Post book critic, Carlos Lozada, people online have been besides themselves with emotions.

Jenna noted that George H.W. did not stop his ritual ‘I love you, Barbie’ every night. The former president was reportedly by his wife's side, holding her hands, when she passed on. Our prayers are with him.

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