George HW Bush Paid a Very Simple Tribute to His Wife

Former president honored Barbara Bush's commitment to literacy with book socks
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2018 6:37 AM CDT
George HW Bush wore socks with books on them to Barbara Bush's funeral.   (Jim McGrath/Twitter)

(Newser) – As George HW Bush laid to rest his wife of 73 years on Saturday, he used his unique sartorial trademark to honor Barbara Bush: The 41st president of the United States, known in his post-presidency for his affinity for loud socks, sported socks that depicted stacks of books in a simple nod to his wife's commitment to literacy, reports CBS News. "To honor his wife of 73 years and her commitment to family literacy, for which she raised over $110 million over the course of over 30 years, @GeorgeHWBush will be wearing a pair of socks festooned with books," tweeted family spokesman Jim McGrath. (Read more Barbara Bush stories.)

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