FIRST LADY BARBARA BUSH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/20/1983 - HFSID 101550
Sale Price $396.00
Barbara Bush sending Golden Wedding Anniversary wishes.
Typed Letter Signed: "Barbara Bush", 1p, 6¼x8½. The Vice President's House, Washington, D.C., 1983 June 20. To Reverend and Mrs. Britton. In full: "George and I were so pleased to learn that you are celebrating your Golden Anniversary. We join with your family [and] many friends in wishing you the very best on this happy occasion." In a handwritten postscript, Mrs. Bush pens: "Have a wonderful day!" At the time of this letter, the Bushes had been married for more than 38 years. Nine presidential couples have celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversaries. Since 1974, the Vice President has lived in a large, white-painted, Victorian house on the southeast corner of 34th Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, D.C. Located on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory, the official title of the home is "The Admiral's House". It is pictured on Mrs. Bush's stationery. Barbara and George Bush, who were married on January 6, 1945, in the First Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York, Barbara Pierce married "the first man I ever kissed" have been together for over 60 years, a record for a U.S. presidential couple. Bush was Reagan's Vice President from 1981-1989 before serving as 41st U.S. President (1989-1993). Barbara Bush (1925-2018), with her sensible, down-to earth manner was an enormously popular First Lady. In addition to her many duties, she crusaded against illiteracy and supported programs to help the homeless and fight drug abuse. The first woman since Abigail Adams to be wife of one President and mother of another, she is the only First Lady to witness her son's presidential inauguration. Fine condition.
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