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BARBARA BUSH, THE OLDEST FIRST LADY, STILL LIVING, WILL BE NINETY-TWO ON AUGUST 8th. Presently, the United States is fortunate to have five living former First Ladies: Barbara Bush will celebrate her ninety-second birthday on August 8, 2017. She was recently hospitalized for a week in Houston to recover from bronchitis. Her...

The United States is fortunate that it continues to experience the elegance, the class, the wisdom, and the wit of two of its aging former First Ladies. Nancy Reagan, aged 93 years 6 months recently became America's third longest lived First Lady. Her predecessor Betty Ford lived for 93 years...

The splendid Barbara Pierce Bush, the wife of one president and the mother of another, projects a public persona that is opinionated, imperturbable, optimistic, occasionally ferocious and matriarchal. Myra Gutin's 2008 biography "Barbara Bush. Presidential Matriarch" provides a few glimpses into the non-public side of the former first lady. The "Silver...