Barbara Bush Takes Newspaper’s Goof In Stride

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(AP) Barbara Bush decided it was breast not to take offense.

The former first lady was in El Dorado earlier this month to speak at Butler County Community College. A reporter for The Wichita Eagle misheard her, and the newspaper quoted her as joking about having three “breast sizes” during her life, rather than three “dress sizes.”

The newspaper ran a correction the following day. But recently it received a letter from Mrs. Bush. The letter was printed on the newspaper’s Sunday editorial page.

“I’ve just become abreast of your recent article ‘Barbara Bush wows El Dorado,'” the letter began.

“I am indeed a bosom buddy to two presidents, so I shared some of the things I have learned in 76 years of life,” she wrote. “That includes 57 years of married life, six children, 14 grandchildren, five wars, three DRESS sizes, two governors, two parachute jumps, and now two presidents.

“Your article has left this generally outspoken mother speechless, but has given my children much to laugh about.”

At the end of the typed letter was a handwritten note: “I just wanted to get this off my chest!”

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