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Bush family crisis: Former first lady Barbara Bush hospitalized

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston. According to a Dec. 31 Reuters report, the family’s staff reports Mrs. Bush is showing early signs of a respiratory related issue. According to the source, Mrs. Bush was admitted to the Methodist Hospital in Houston's Texas Medical Center on Monday.

Barbara Bush, 88, is only the second person to ever be both a wife and mother of a president. She is the wife of Former President George H.W. Bush (the 41st president) and mother of George W. Bush (the 43rd president).

Mrs. Bush is passionate about literacy and promoting reading. She has written her memoirs and inspired her granddaughter, Jenna Bush Hager, to also pen a book.

Former President Bush, Senior also had a health scare this year, with the Westboro Baptist Church making their plans to picket his funeral should he pass away known. Hopefully a year of better health is in store in 2014 for the whole Bush family.

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