October 23, 2003

Presidential Fun Fact of the Day

Barbara Bush.

Barbara's white hair made her look older than her husband as well as older than she really was...Saturday Night Live even had a joke about it in a sketch with Phil Hartman playing Mrs. Bush.

It was in 1953 that Barbara's hair turned white. That was the year the Bushes' four-year-old daughter, Robin, died of leukemia. Still, Barbara was able to joke about her own appearance later on. She once said, "I'm everybody's grandmother. It's the gray-haired ladies who come up and say, 'Gee, you look exactly like my mother' that worry me a bit."

Posted by Jennifer at October 23, 2003 08:44 AM