John Quincy Adams

George and Barbara Bush, a 'storybook' 73-year marriage

They met at a Christmas dance. She was 17. He was 18.

Two years later they were married. Now 73 years later, they are the longest-married couple in presidential history.

" George Bush knows how I feel," Barbara Bush has said. "He is the hero... He is my hero."

With her former president husband still at her side, former first lady Barbara Bush has decided to decline further medical treatment for health problems and focus instead on "comfort care" at their home in Houston.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath disclosed Barbara Bush's decision Sunday. The 92-year-old had been in the hospital recently for congestive heart failure and...

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