UPDATE Jeb Bush Says His Mother Taught Us To Love Your Family

first_imgJenna Bush Hager’s father-in-law, former Virginia Lt. Gov. John Hager, remembers former first lady Barbara Bush as a “marvelous woman.”Hager tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/2EUx8BD) that Bush “was a real matriarch in every sense of the word.”Barbara Bush, the wife of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday at 92.Jenna Bush Hager, the Bush’s granddaughter, is married to Henry Hager.John Hager said Barbara Bush “was real friendly to us and could not have been a better hostess,” noting that the Bush family was down-to-earth and welcoming.Hager added: “She was always very gracious to us. I think they liked Henry and that was the end of it. They’ve been great to us ever since.”___Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed condolences to George H.W. Bush following the death of his wife, Barbara.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday that Putin sent a telegram to the former president offering his condolences.Barbara Bush died Tuesday at 92.___David J. Phillip | APThe then Texas Gov. George W. Bush, right, gives his mother, Barbara Bush , a hug after taking a family photo Thursday, June 10, 1999 in Houston.Former President George W. Bush said his mother, Barbara Bush, did not fear death because she believed in an afterlife and that she would be “wonderfully received in the arms of a loving God.”The former president appeared Wednesday with his wife Laura Bush on the Fox Business Network. He said his mother “was warm and wonderful, until you got out of line.”Barbara Bush, the wife of former President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday at 92.George W. Bush said that during a recent visit with his mother, she told her doctor that her son “is the way he is” because she “drank and smoked when (she) was pregnant with him.”Laura Bush said her mother-in-law had long supported literacy campaigns and believed “if everyone could read and write, a lot of problems would be solved.”___ Share George W. Bush: “It’s the end of a beautiful life.” #BarbaraBush @FoxBusiness @MariaBartiromo pic.twitter.com/uLj9eVMIha— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 18, 2018___Trump: Barbara Bush a ‘titan in American life’President Donald Trump is praising former first lady Barbara Bush as a “wonderful, wonderful person” and a “titan in American life.”Trump said her presence and character were engraved into America’s identity and her strength and toughness embodied the nation’s spirit.He noted her tireless advocacy for literacy, along with her patriotism and “profound faith.”First lady Melania Trump plans to attend the former first lady’s funeral Saturday in Houston.Trump did not say whether he would also attend. He commented as he opened a news conference in Florida with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe..@FLOTUS Melania and I join the Nation in celebrating the life of Barbara Bush: pic.twitter.com/4OW72iddQx— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018___Navy: Barbara Bush treated sailors like familyThe U.S. Navy said former first lady Barbara Bush treated sailors “like her own family” on the USS George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier.Navy officials said in statement Wednesday that she visited the ship multiple times. It was commissioned in 2009 and named after her husband, who was a naval aviator during World War II.Vice Admiral DeWolfe Miller was the carrier’s original commanding officer. He said Barbara Bush’s “sharp wit, humor and sincere love for those who served on her ‘favorite’ ship was clearly apparent.”Miller said he’ll never forget Barbara Bush “donning a chef’s hat and handing out cookies, with a big smile and kind message to each sailor she met.”As first lady, she also christened the USS George Washington aircraft carrier.Both ships are flying their flags at half-mast to honor Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92.___WATCH: Barbara Pierce Bush delivers the Commencement Address at Wellesley College.___APPresident Barack Obama shares a laugh with former first lady Barbara Bush at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Thursday, April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)Officials say former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and their wives plan to attend funeral services for former first lady Barbara Bush.The wife and mother of former presidents died Tuesday. Bill Clinton dashed Mrs. Bush’s husband’s re-election hopes en route to winning the 1992 election. Clinton since grew close to former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara, and would visit them at their summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. Clinton often joked he spent so much time with the Bushes that he’d become like a member of the family.Former first ladies Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama will accompany their husbands to Saturday’s funeral in Houston.Our statement on the passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush: pic.twitter.com/MhTVYCL9Nj— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 18, 2018 Herewith a statement from former President @GeorgeHWBush. pic.twitter.com/USSq5RkD4g— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 18, 2018___Former President George W. Bush said his mother was joyful and still teasing him the day before she died.Bush spoke warmly of his mother during a leadership forum Wednesday at his presidential library in Dallas. His mother, former first lady Barbara Bush, died a day earlier at her Houston home. She was 92.The 43rd president told the audience that the day before his mother died, he told her during a phone conversation that she’d been a “fabulous mother” and that he loved her dearly. He said she responded by telling him: “‘I want you to know that you’re my favorite son — on the phone.’”Bush told audience members he hoped they didn’t feel sorry for him. He said he’s at peace with his mother’s death because his mother “was at peace.” He said she believed in an afterlife and “was joyously looking forward” to it.Former President George W. Bush on the death of his mother, Barbara Bush: “I hope you don’t feel sorry for any of us, particularly me – I am at peace with what took place, and the reason why is my mother was at peace for what took place.” pic.twitter.com/aiI8SgkYE7— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 18, 2018 Thinking about Barbara Bush’s legacy of service to our country and the extraordinary family she raised. Thanking her for her many kindnesses to me and my family. Wishing her the comfort she deserves surrounded by her loved ones.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 16, 2018___Former President George H.W. Bush said he’s always known and would tease his wife that she was “the most beloved woman in the world” and that he “had a complex about that fact.”In a statement released by Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath, the nation’s 41st president said the outpouring of love and friendship to Barbara Bush following her death Tuesday “is lifting us all up.”Herewith a statement from former President @GeorgeHWBush. pic.twitter.com/USSq5RkD4g— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 18, 2018He also referred Wednesday to Barbara Bush as “The Enforcer,” a term of endearment bestowed by her family.Bush said he has faith his wife “is in heaven, and we know life will go on — as she would have it.”He adds: “So cross the Bushes off your worry list.”___Queen Elizabeth II and British Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch have sent messages of condolences to the Bush family.British embassy spokesman Andrew Overton said Wednesday that Darroch also issued a statement that said the U.K. government is “deeply saddened” by the loss of Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at 92. Darroch said as one of only two women to be the wife of one U.S. president and the mother of another, “Barbara Bush was a very special person in American history.”Darroch said the wife of former President George H.W. Bush will be “remembered for her care and compassion for her fellow Americans, for her unfailing efforts to promote literacy, and for her devotion to her family. A great orator, widely admired and dedicated to public service, she will be dearly missed.”UK Ambassador to the United Nations @KarenPierceUN: “On behalf of the British government, and the British people, we send our condolences to our American friends, and to Barbara Bush’s family at this time.” https://t.co/LVttm53yL8 pic.twitter.com/gNUXCjt6Mh— British Embassy Washington (@UKinUSA) April 18, 2018___Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, whose last years in office overlapped the Bush presidency, is remembering Barbara Bush as warm and astute.In a statement of condolence to the Bush family on Wednesday, Gorbachev said: “I am deeply saddened by the death of Barbara, and on this day I remember everything was connected with us, our numerous meetings. Barbara did a lot to build trust and friendship between us. She immediately developed a warm relationship with Raisa, they communicated easily and at ease “Love this AP photo of George H.W. Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Barbara Bush all looking at an iPhone on Thursday. http://t.co/we4IP9ov— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) November 6, 2012___The White House said Melania Trump will attend the funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush.Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for the current first lady, said Mrs. Trump will pay her respects to the entire Bush family at the ceremony Saturday in Houston.In a statement following Bush’s death Tuesday, Melania Trump praised her 92-year-old predecessor for putting her “family and country above all else.”Trump said Bush was a woman of strength who will always be remembered for her roles as wife, mother and first lady.The White House said U.S. flags at the president’s home and private golf club in Florida have been lowered to half-staff in honor of the former first lady..@FLOTUS Melania and I join the Nation in celebrating the life of Barbara Bush: pic.twitter.com/4OW72iddQx— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018 The ruler of Kuwait is mourning the death of Barbara Bush, whose husband the Arab nation has long celebrated for securing its freedom from Iraqi occupation in the 1991 Gulf War.State-run news agency KUNA reported Wednesday that Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah sent letters of condolence to former President George H.W. Bush and his son, former President George W. Bush. The letter describes Barbara Bush as a person “who enjoyed a life of love and admiration from the American people.”State-affiliated newspaper Al Anbaa published an appreciation of the former first lady online with the headline: “Barbara Bush: First Lady Who Knew about the Kuwait Liberation Zero Hour.” It highlights her 1993 and 2001 visits to Kuwait, where she was warmly received by dignitaries and Kuwaiti women.___Presidents, first ladies and many others who knew Barbara Bush are praising her devotion to the nation, her family and literacy.President Donald Trump said among Mrs. Bush’s greatest achievements “was recognizing the importance of literacy as a fundamental family value that requires nurturing and protection.”He said, “She will be long remembered for her strong devotion to country and family, both of which she served unfailingly well.”Former President Barack Obama said Mrs. Bush lived her life “as a testament to the fact that public service is an important and noble calling.”Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Mrs. Bush died Tuesday at age 92. She had decided to decline further medical treatment for health problems and focus instead on “comfort care” at home in Houston. The U.S. Secret Service expresses sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Barbara Bush, the epitome of class and grace during and after her service to our country as First Lady of the United States. pic.twitter.com/VKxYkb0WUB— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) April 18, 2018___ Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman. She had grit & grace, brains & beauty. She was fierce & feisty in support of her family & friends, her country & her causes. She showed us what an honest, vibrant, full life looks like. Hillary and I mourn her passing and bless her memory.— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) April 17, 2018 – / 15THE LATEST on former first lady Barbara Bush, who has died at age 92:AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, FileFILE – In this Feb. 4, 2016, file photo, Barbara Bush, right, jokes with her son Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, while introducing him at a town hall meeting at West Running Brook Middle School in Derry, N.H. A family spokesman said Tuesday, April 17, 2018, that former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File )Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told a forum held outside Chicago that his mother would have wanted him to attend because he made a commitment.Speaking Wednesday at Elmhurst College Governmental Forum, Bush said of former first lady Barbara Bush that he was “so blessed to be her son.”Barbara Bush, the wife of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday at age 92.Jeb Bush said he could still feel her presence behind him, saying “‘You said you were only going to speak 30 minutes so make sure you don’t go beyond that.’”Bush said his mother taught the family to be civil. “She taught us to love your family with your heart and soul.”He finished his comments about his mother with, “I love her dearly.”Jeb Bush talked about leadership in a changing world during the forum.“I’m so blessed to be her son. She taught us to serve others, she taught us to be civil, she taught us to love your family with your heart and soul,” Jeb Bush says about his mother Barbara Bush pic.twitter.com/YE7sUji8jr— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 18, 2018last_img read more

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first_imgReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Meanwhile, in the southern hemisphere, our autumn heralds the start of their spring. Considered a “shoulder season”, travelling now is calmer and more affordable. We know what you’re thinking: fewer crowds and amazing scenery, for less money – what’s the catch? The only downside is that in autumn you’ll rapidly lose daylight hours. Many visitors come in summer to experience the midnight sun (where it’s light 24/7), but by November, daylight hours are limited to 9am to 5:30pm. The silver lining – or, should we say, the many-coloured lining – is that you’re far more likely to catch a glimpse of the elusive Northern Lights when it’s dark. New England claims to have the best ‘fall’ colours in the world. It’s a bold claim from the six constituent states, but they’re telling the truth. Thanks to the unique mix of soil and tree type, their landscapes blaze with vivid colour every year. The leaves start changing in the north from mid-September and the colours sweep south until around late October. This is prime time for travellers, or “leaf peepers” – as the locals call them – to arrive in their swarms. The most beautiful spots change yearly, but each state has a dedicated website and hotline (yes, really) with daily updates to help you track down Mother Nature’s finest. Patagonia, Chile Hotels in Munich Flights to Munich from £60 Flights to Santiago from £481 Why visit Iceland in autumn? Number one: from September the crowds tend to disappear. Which leads us nicely to number two: flights, car hire and hotel prices drop. The third reason is unique autumnal scenery: you’ll find deep purples and magentas alongside the traditional reds and yellows. Thingvellir National Park is particularly impressive this time of year, so make the most of that affordable car hire and take a day trip east of Reykjavík. Hotels in Boston Autumn is hands-down the most popular season for visitors, so advance booking is key.  Hotels fill up quickly, and smaller inns might ask for a two- or three-night minimum stay. Boston is considered the gateway to New England: most major airlines fly direct and it’s a good starting point to hire a car. Japanese tourists love autumn leaves as much as their blossoms, so book well in advance. Kyoto doesn’t have an airport, and there are no direct flights from the UK to nearby Osaka, but you can take the two-and-a-half hour shinkansen (included in a Japan Rail Pass) to and from Tokyo. New England, USA Hotels in Reykjavik Not only does Patagonia feel more serene and remote at this time of year, but with fewer tourists about, you’ll get more bang for your buck on flights, hotels and tours. Flights from London to Santiago will usually involve a stopover in the US, and then you’ll need a further flight south (to Punta Arenas if you’re heading for Torres del Paine). It can work out cheaper to book each leg of the journey separately. Flights to Reykjavik from £42 This landlocked state of mountains and fairy-tale castles is best experienced in autumn. Don’t miss Neuschwanstein Castle, a turreted wonder set on a lake, made all the more magical by its surrounding patchwork of autumnal forest. The castle is a doable day trip from Munich, but if you’re pushed for time, you can also experience the autumn colours in the city’s English Garden. Bavaria, Germany Flights to Tokyo from £405 RelatedAwesome Autumn: 10 fabulous fall foliage spots for leaf peepingAwesome Autumn: 10 fabulous fall foliage spots for leaf peepingThe BEST time to holiday in the most popular destinationsDeciding when you should jet off can make or break a holiday. After weeks or months of planning, the last thing you want is a holiday plagued by monsoon rains or unbearable heat and crowds. Luckily for you, we’ve done the research and found the best times to visit all…Autumn leaf peeping? Ask SkyscannerAutumn leaf peeping? Ask Skyscanner Flights to Boston from £183 Time your stay right, and not only will you catch nature’s finest, but you can also experience the traditional beer, music and Bavarian clothing of Oktoberfest. The annual 16-18 day folk festival was first held in Munich, and is now celebrated all around the world. Getting here is pretty easy, there are plenty of flights to Munich, but it’s often cheaper to fly into alternative Bavarian airports like Memmingen or Nuremberg. Flight prices were correct based on a search at time of writing (4 Sep 2018) and are subject to change.  Hotels in Santiago Kyoto, Japan Rugged landscapes, mountains and glaciers are all characteristic of Patagonia’s wild beauty. From September onwards, the snow begins to melt and the national parks that were closed for their winter finally reopen, which means you can be one of the first footsteps on popular trails like the Paine Circuit in Torres del Paine. The flora and fauna are also at their best. Mountain landscapes swap blankets of snow for a spread of pretty alpine flowers, and you’re more likely to spot shy pumas and huemul deer, who disappear at the first signs of crowds come their summer. Hotels in Kyoto In the northern hemisphere, leaves are on the turn, busy painting landscapes in fiery shades of red and gold. This annual phenomenon makes autumn high season and you’ll likely be competing with locals too, especially on the weekends. Book now to get the best deals.  Iceland Think of the best time to visit Japan and cherry blossom season will probably spring to mind. But the autumn foliage – or koyo – is equally beautiful, just in a more modest way. (They’re much easier to catch than the fleeting floral displays too.) You’ll find famous spots all over the country, but Kyoto is a great base. Take in the views from the Tahoto Pagoda at Eikando Temple before wandering through the ruddy gardens. Or visit the famous golden pavilion, Kinkakuji Temple, and frame that iconic photo with russet leaves. Arrived late? No worries. Catch a train south to Nara for richly coloured maple trees and wandering deer. Ready to start planning your autumn getaway? Search flights below:last_img read more