George H.W. Bush

Barbara Bush's last letter to her kids

Barbara Bush and family
The Bushes greet the media in Kennebunkport, Maine, 1999. Photo: John Bohn/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

"Things I am grateful for" was one of the final diary entries of Barbara Bush, as reported by USA Today's Susan Page in her current bestseller, "The Matriarch."

"Dearest Children," Barbara Bush typed into her laptop: "I am most thankful for five men and one lady,” she began, referring to George H.W. Bush; their four sons, George W., Jeb, Neil and Marvin; and their daughter, Doro.

Barbara Bush blamed Trump for her heart problems

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"Barbara Bush blamed Donald Trump for her heart attack," begins a new excerpt from "The Matriarch," an inside look at the former first lady from USA Today's D.C. bureau chief Susan Page — out next week.

Details: Just before the first anniversary of Trump's election, Bush said, "I'm trying not to think about it. We're a strong country, and I think it will all work out."