Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Barbara Bush is my Neighbor

She's recovering at a heart hospital right up the road here in Hospital City, U.S.A. How cool is that? I always liked Barbara Bush. She seemed like a neat old broad who had a lot of cool stories to share over some coffee. Quite possible she took her coffee with a splash of bourbon.

I really want to stroll up tomorrow and see if her son hanging around. Maybe get a chance to thank him for the letter of encouragement he sent me last year after I was first diagnosed.

Or should I just send flowers? That might go over a whole lot better with Secret Service than my crazy cancery butt showing up for a visit with the former First Lady.


Anonymous said...

Hang it there baby. You will be needed in 3 1/2 and then again in 7 1/2 years to vote against the Voice of Southside Chicago. White conservatism is down but not out. (I could use the L and N words but won't since it is no longer politically expedient.) Anyway, a few months more recession and/or depression and blame will surely shift. Don't forget that Babs has another son who isn't a reformed lush. Third time's a charm!!!

Your crazy cousin.

PS: Call if either my bunk buddy or I can be of assistance. Although I have a doctorate, she just has three masters degrees. (Guess that's why she lets me call her master around the house! On the other hand, I do get to play doctor from time to time. But I diagress.)

Anonymous said...

Associated Press - March 7, 2009 3:03 PM ET

HOUSTON (AP) - Former first lady Barbara Bush has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room at the Texas hospital where she underwent heart surgery.

The 83-year-old wife of former President George H.W. Bush had surgery Thursday to replace her aortic valve at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

After being moved to a private room Saturday, hospital spokeswoman Gale Smith said the former first lady could remain in the hospital for as long as another week.

Smith said Barbara Bush was up and walking Saturday morning and was eating and in good spirits.The former first lady stated she wanted to stroll down the street to see her "BFF and home girl," Manda.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Anonymous said...

hi, I am Cynthia. My grandmother was Birchie's big sister Pinkie Mae. My mother is Gerry, her baby. I know John Michael.

Anyway, the important thing is that I am here in Houston and care about you for the simple fact that Birchie loved you and I loved her. Anyway, I realy want to come and spend some time with you. Please email me at or call me at 713-569-6007. How long will you be in Houston? Tomorrow evening we are going to visit my mom for a day. So I could see you Thursday or Friday.... I don't know how often you check these. -Cynthia Gualy

Tamatha said...

Hey Miss Pink - I've been thinking about you a bunch lately, and just wanted you to know. I believe that St. Paddy's Day was the anniversary of the tests that eventually led to your diagnosis. And here we are a year later. In any case, keep up the good fight.

Kolby said...

Hey Manda - just wanted to pop in and say hello and send some good wishes your way. Since I had E I've been off the radar, and I'm just now catching up on your blog. I don't know if motherhood has changed me (well, it has, of course it has), but I'm really emotional now and reading your posts really gets me. Anyway, just wanted to say hang in there and send a smile.

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