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from the collection of the George Bush Presidential Library
Photograph, Barbara and Robin, 1953, “Dr. Wyvell called, and George and I met at her office in the late afternoon. She told us Robin had leukemia. She talked to us a little about red and white blood cells and told us as gently as possible that there was no cure.” Robin died that year on October 11, just a couple of months before her fourth birthday. “So I am glad not that my loved one has gone, But that the earth she laughed and lived on was my earth, too. That I had known and loved her, And that my love I’d shown. Tears over her departure? Nay, a smile That I had walked with her a little while.” from Barbara Bush: A Memoir