It’s great news that former President George H.W. Bush is recovering.
He has been moved out of intensive care into a private room.
Some people are saying that a former President does not hold their title after leaving office. Back in school, yes I know it was long ago, we were taught that former Presidents of the United States always retain that title and most of the media appears to have teachers that taught them the same etiquette.
Interestingly, the USA Government’s official web portal, states that when sending a letter to a former President that the envelope should be addressed as, The Honorable (President’s Last Name) and the salutation in the letter as simply Dear Mr. (President’s Last Name)
Anyway, former President George H.W. Bush is recovering and has been moved out of intensive care.
The 88-year-young former leader of our nation was admitted to a Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX last month suffering from respiratory problems.
On Saturday, Jim McGrath said in a family statement,
President Bush’s condition has improved, so he has been moved today from the intensive care unit to a regular patient room at the Methodist Hospital to continue his recovery.
President Bush also received a very nice surprise arranged by former First Lady, Barbara Bush. She arranged for the Oak ridge Boys to sing a few songs to her ailing husband.
Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys said, according to Today’s Country Online,
I thought I had seen them all when Duane Allen called with the word that President Bush would love to hear a few songs from the Oak Ridge Boys, and his family all agreed that this just may lift his spirits as he has been hospitalized for over a month. The main request came from Barbara Bush, so Duane was calling around in hopes that everyone was in town during this off time. Well, he found us all and within about 45 minutes we had converged at our office and were calling our President. We asked what song he would like to hear and he said ‘Elvira,’ so we blasted some ‘oom pop a mau mau’s’ in the direction of Houston, Texas.
After getting together and singing for President Bush, Bonsall said,
We all smiled and went back home. We had just sung a few songs for our president. We have been doing so since 1982. Get well soon, sir. We love you. America loves you. The world loves you!
It’s great that former President George H.W. Bush is recovering and we wish him more good health in the upcoming year.