FILE - In this 1990 file photo, first lady Barbara Bush appears at the White House in Washington. Bush’s widely praised commencement address at Wellesley College is being released as a book. Scribner told The Associated Press on Thursday that “Your Own True Colors” comes out June 12, 2018. An audio edition of the 1990 speech will be published the same day. The former first lady died in April at age 92. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)

Bush on Barbara's birthday: Pay it forward with joyful heart

June 08, 2018 - 10:07 am

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is remembering his wife, Barbara Bush, on what would've been her 93rd birthday.

He tweeted Friday from Kennebunkport, Maine, about how she enjoyed helping others and thanked those who are paying it forward. He said knowing others share her passion "puts joy in our hearts."

Her daughter-in-law, Margaret Bush, marked the occasion by doing something Barbara Bush enjoyed: She read a book aloud to young patients at The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center.

In Kennebunkport, the Bush family planned a quiet dinner on Friday.

Next week, George H.W. Bush celebrates his own birthday.

The two were married for 73 years. Barbara Bush died April 17 in Houston after declining additional treatment for a life-threatening illness.

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