- - Thursday, December 27, 2012


A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush’s condition continues to improve and that he was moved Saturday out of intensive care and into a regular hospital room. The Washington Times has prepared a digital get-well card for the former president, celebrating the many highlights in his career. The former president remains at Houston’s Methodist Hospital. Well-wishers were encouraged to send their favorite memories to Maria Stainer, editor of the Continuous News Desk, who compiled them below.

Dear Mr. President,

My family and I were very pleased to hear that you have been moved out of the ICU.

Former President George H.W. Bush takes the wheel of his boat in Kennebunkport, Maine, during the filming of the documentary "41," which premieres Thursday on HBO. (HBO via Associated Press)
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We celebrated Christmas with my sister and her family this evening. We toasted to your health, your leadership and your statesmanship. This country of ours needs you, Mr. President … your mission is not done yet.

Continue to heal.

Kindest wishes,
The Elliott Family

Dear Mr. President: My family has been following the news about your hospitalization. We hope your will to live remains strong. Please don’t leave us yet. I always look forward to news of how you are spending your birthday.

Wayne J. Newton, Captain, USN (Ret.) and family

Dear Mr. President,

I had the great pleasure to serve your White House Operations Staff after Desert Storm as part of the National Victory Celebration in 1991. I was Linda Reed O’Meara’s deputy, and with her direction trained and placed more than 3,000 volunteers in five events for that wonderful day. (Linda was Director of Operations Staffing for the National Victory Celebration.)

It is one of my earliest career achievements, and I still consider it one of my finest. My service in your administration cemented my core conservative principles and my service to the Republican Party. I continued on to run several campaigns and describe myself proudly as a “Bush Republican.”

I am thinking of you and your family, and I wish you a comfortable and peaceful recovery. Get well soon, sir.

With fondness and admiration,
Michele Monopoli Tivey
Weston, Conn.

Dear Mr. President,

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