Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died at the age of 94. President Ronald Reagan died in 2004. Best wishes to the family.
Yesterday, former President George H W Bush suffered a fall in his summer home in Maine and remains hospitalized. He broke a neck vertebrae, according to family spokesman Jim McGrath.
Best wishes to him and his family. He turned 91 in June and until now has remained very active.
Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston for treatment of a “respiratory-related issue.” Best wishes to her and her family.
Former President Bush was hospitalized yesterday to have a stent placed to open a blocked artery. He should return to his normal schedule by tomorrow. Best wishes to him and his family.
Long-time White House press corps fixture Helen Thomas died the other day at the age of 92. She served UPI and other news organizations for decades, from 1961 to 2010. Best wishes to her family and friends.
The New York Times reports that one-time White House chief user Rex Scouten has died. He was 88 and suffered complications after hip surgery. Our best wishes go out to his friends and family.
Scouten served 10 presidents, from Truman to Clinton not only as chief usher from 1969 to 1986 but also previously as a Secret Service agent and afterward as curator. Scouten never wrote a book or otherwise published any memoirs.
Hillary Clinton has gone into the hospital with a blood clot in her head which is fairly serious. It’s presumed to be the result of a fall she took while fighting off a virus.
Best wishes to her and her family for a full and speedy recovery.
90-year-old Nancy Reagan is being reported as recovering from a fall in her home some weeks ago. It was not reported at the time, and is only being made public now due to her cancellation of an appearance at the Reagan Library.
Best wishes to her and her family.
After a long wait and using various pacemakers and heart pumps, former Vice President Dick Cheney has, at 71, gotten a heart transplant. Best wishes to him and his family.
CNN is reporting that Betty Ford has died at the age of 93. Gerald Ford died in
June 2009 December 2006, also at 93. Outspoken about women’s rights and breast cancer awareness, she was also inspirational for her personal struggle against substance abuse, which left a legacy in the form of the Betty Ford Center. Best wishes to the Ford family.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Texas for tests after feeling ill for some days. Best wishes to her and her family.
In a weird White House convergence, E! Online is reporting that Elisabeth Moss—first daughter Zoey Bartlet on The West Wing (and Peggy Olsen on MadMen) will marry Fred Armisen, who regularly portrays Barack Obama on Saturday Night Live. Best wishes for a kidnapping-free wedding day.
Keith Olbermann just announced that Barack Obama will keep the Bush 2 Oval Office decor. Most presidents keep the incumbent decor for a while (Bush 2 actually used the Reagan rug), but I bet he gets his own rug eventually… or at least drapes (please drapes).
If this is true, tho, it means a lot less work for Pete in updating the Oval Office model. 😉
Whatever the case— Best wishes to the Obamas in their new home, our favorite house, this mansion of democracy, this palace of the republic, this old white house.
Also, Vice-President Dick Cheney reportedly injured his back moving boxes and will attend the inauguration in a wheelchair. Best wishes for a quick recovery.
86-year-old Nancy Reagan was hospitalized after a fall in her home. She attended the funeral of Merv Griffin last year and seems to otherwise be in good health. Best wishes to her and her family.
Claudia Alta Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson has passed away at the age of 94, the epitome of southern charm and grace. Condolences and best wishes to her family and friends.
Lady Bird Johnson has been hospitalized. Best wishes to her and her family.
On Sunday, President Ford became the oldest living person to have been president of the United States: 93 years and 121 days. Ford’s impact on the White House was mainly the installation of an outdoor swimming pool and redecorating the Oval Office with decor that lasted thru Carter and into Reagan’s second term.
A Navy man and a football player in his youth, the president was fit and competitive thru his White House years; his motto was simply “WIN.” Surviving two assassination attempts while president and a devastating wolf attack that many thought would prove fatal, Ford moved to Springfield, USA, across the street from Homer Simpson in the former Bush residence.
Before and after his White House years, he was, by all accounts, an admirable and decent man. Best wishes, Mr. President.
Also, former President Gerald Ford went into the hospital again today, the third time in a year. He turned 93 in July. As an honorary member of the White House Museum board of directors, he and his family have our best wishes.