KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine, June 8 (UPI) -- To celebrate her 90th birthday Monday, former first lady Barbara Bush will speak of the importance of literacy at a tribute dinner hosted by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.
The New York-born wife of former President George H.W. Bush will attend the Celebration of Reading event -- formally named Barbara Bush @ 90: A Cause for Celebration Dinner -- Monday night at 7:30 p.m.
Barbara Bush, born in 1925, served as first lady between 1989 and 1993 and is related to three U.S. presidents so far: her husband George H. W. Bush, her son George W. Bush and her great-great uncle and 14th president, Franklin Pierce. She is a mother of five and grandmother to 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren -- she gave herself the nickname of "everybody's grandmother" in 1988.