On Sunday, the 41st First Lady of the United States Barbara Bush let her doctors know that she was done with being in the hospital, where she was being treated for COPD and congestive heart failure, and wanted to be at home when she went off to the afterworld. Today, Barbara died at her home in Houston, TX while surrounded by her gigantic family (17 grandchildren!!!). She was 92. The Bush family released this statement:
“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. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, President George H.W. Bush; five children and their spouses; 17 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and her brother, Scott Pierce. She was preceded in death by her second child, Pauline Robinson ‘Robin’ Bush, and her siblings Martha Rafferty and James R. Pierce.
The official funeral schedule will be announced as soon as is practical.”
Barbara Bush was the SLOTUS (Second Lady of the United States) during the Reagan years and FLOTUS from 1989 to 1993. She was FMOTUS (First Mother of the United States, which really doesn’t work) when George W. Bush was president from 2001 to 2009. And she could’ve been FMOTUS again if her other son Jeb Bush won in 2016.
And there’s a chance Barbara Bush died the same way I want to die: with a cup of the sweet nectar in hand.