Barbara Bush Leaves Hospital Today
... and celebrates 69th wedding anniversary on Monday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 4, 2014 10:53 AM CST
Barbara Bush in August of last year.   (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

(Newser) – Barbara Bush is getting out of the hospital this afternoon after a nearly week-long stay for a respiratory-related issue. A spokesperson says the 88-year-old family matriarch is "great" and responded well to treatment at Houston Methodist Hospital. The release comes just in time for her and husband George HW Bush to celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary on Monday. No first couple has ever been married as long. (He had his own health scare last year.)