"He says she responded by telling him: "'I want you to know that you're my favorite son - on the phone'". "It was a real one-off in her life".
The school is putting together a 20th anniversary cookbook and Barbara was planning on sending a recipe. The confetti and more than 100,000 balloons were dropped after the president concluded his speech.
"Well, what do you think Mrs. Bush?".
For more from the Bush family, watch the clip below. Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was. "Both of them have been involved in our outreach ministries", he said.
"Mrs. Bush's remarkable life will continue to inspire us", said UNE President James Herbert in a statement.
Here are some of the condolences and reactions to her passing. I remember Barbara Bush describing how she overcame a deep depression when their second child Robin died of leukemia at four.
Mrs Bush was the matriarch of a political dynasty that included two presidents - her husband George HW Bush and her son George W Bush. Her wisdom, wit, and honesty will be missed. The first lady even wrote a book about a day in Millie's life as first dog, which is still sold today. In private, Barbara was the same strong, kind, funny and loving woman the nation knew her to be. Barbara did a lot to build trust and friendship between us.
When they got hitched in 1945, George H.W. only had a small inheritance from his father, a Wall Street investment banker. She was the wife of the 41st President, and the mother of the 43rd President and two Governors. In particular, the organization sought to put an end to the generational cycle of illiteracy, especially in the United States. To us, she was so much more.
Biden said in a statement: "Her tireless work as a champion for global literacy will be just one legacy she leaves behind".
"But when she ended with this: ". and I wish him well", they gave her a prolonged standing ovation as she and Gorbachev beamed. "Among her many accomplishments, the former first lady worked tirelessly to promote literacy and was known worldwide for her honor, integrity, sense of humor, and faith", he said. Her husband made his mark in the oil business as the couple grew their family and turned to politics, a journey that would take them around the world and into the White House. He plans on keeping the speaking engagment, CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports. Our state of Maine has lost a radiant presence of goodness and generosity. Jean Becker, President George H.W. Bush's chief of staff:The former president is "broken-hearted..." Sununu also said he'd had dinner with Barbara and George H.W. just last month. So, why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that? Barbara Bush would not seek additional medical care, after a series of recent hospitalizations, a Bush Family spokesman announced on April 15. Barbara has been scheduled to moderate a 9 a.m. Thursday panel called "Next Generation Game Changers".
A Charlotte city council member was under fire Tuesday for questioning whether the September 11 terrorist attacks were real.
Bush focused on literacy issues and created The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy during her tenure as first lady.
Some commenting on the former First Lady's death recalled her controversial comments in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005.
Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted that Barbara Bush will be remembered as an eternal First Lady in the heart of every Texan. She died at age 92.