George and Barbara Bush celebrate 69 years of marriage
January 6th, 2014
01:15 PM ET
4 months ago

George and Barbara Bush celebrate 69 years of marriage

(CNN) – "Low key."

That's how former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush are marking their 69th wedding anniversary, according to a spokesman.

Jim McGrath tells CNN that with Barbara Bush recovering from pneumonia, the two are celebrating their anniversary at home.

The couple were married on Jan. 6, 1945, in Rye, New York, when George H.W. Bush was home on leave from the Navy during World War II.

Barbara Bush, 88, was released Saturday from Houston's Methodist Hospital after six days of treatment for pneumonia, according to a family statement.

CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Congrats President New World Order

    January 6, 2014 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    Sir, have a very happy anniversary, Manu more to come, God bless!!!!!

    January 6, 2014 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  3. jp

    Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Bush. This is a wonderful accomplishment.

    January 6, 2014 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  4. Tampa Tim

    Congratulations are certainly in order. Love is a truly splendored thing.

    January 6, 2014 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    What an incredibly accomplishment!!
    Kudos and congratulations to them both!!
    May God continue to bless their union.

    January 6, 2014 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Beautiful picture. Nice gloves, big guy. Sharp as a tack. Did they match your socks?

    January 6, 2014 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  7. A True Conservative

    Congratulations!!

    January 6, 2014 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    Pretty remarkable. Most people can't seem to pay attention to the same thing for 69 seconds.

    January 6, 2014 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  9. Fair is Fair

    They sure were a handsome couple.

    January 6, 2014 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair observed:

    They sure were a handsome couple.
    ---------------------
    Aren't they?

    January 6, 2014 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  11. just gotta do it...

    read my lips..... congratulations!!! 69 years? now that is truly impressive as i work on my first one. hopefully they have many more to celebrate.

    January 6, 2014 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    Glad she was home to celebrate.

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 6, 2014 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  13. NC

    Congratulations and Blessings.

    January 6, 2014 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  14. The Real Tom Paine

    There is a marriage for the ages...congratulations!

    January 6, 2014 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  15. GOP = Greed Over People

    Congrats!

    January 6, 2014 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  16. The REAL Truth...

    Congrats.. not many people can claim that level of devotion.

    January 6, 2014 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  17. Babyboomer

    Congrats and glad Mrs. B is feeling better.

    January 6, 2014 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  18. Thomas

    Congratulations!!

    hope they see 70 years together

    January 6, 2014 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |