Monday, August 30, 2004

Ties that bind

The elder Bush and his wife Barbara have kept an active profile in Maine's public life, supporting civic events and philanthropic causes.
Barbara Bush has loaned her name to worthy causes, such as the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at the Maine Medical Center. Her literacy foundation has distributed $1.7 million in grants in Maine alone, and more than $13 million nationally. The University of New England in Biddeford is currently raising money to build the George and Barbara Bush Conference Center.
'They are just like your favorite aunts and uncles,' Boilard said. 'When we get together, we don't talk about politics, we talk about family.'"

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