George H.W. Bush Honored Late Wife Barbara Bush With His Choice Of Socks

"To honor his wife of 73 years and her commitment to family literacy."

There's no reading between the lines when it comes to knowing what Barbara Bush was most passionate about. The importance of widespread literacy was top of mind for the former first lady, who passed away on April 17 at the age of 92.

No one knew that better than her husband, the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, as he demonstrated the day of her funeral.


"To honor his wife of 73 years and her commitment to family literacy, for which she raised over $110 million over the course of over 30 years, George H.W. Bush will be wearing a pair of socks festooned with books at today's funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush," Bush's former White House spokesperson, Jim McGrath, tweeted with a photo of the socks.

The former first lady was laid to rest on Saturday in the presence of 1,500 family, loved ones and supporters. The day before, over 6,000 people gathered at a public viewing to pay their respects.

In her book, "Reflections: Life After the White House," she wrote, "At the end of your life you will never regret not having passed one more test, not wining one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child or a parent."

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(H/T: Fox News)


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