"I have had great medical care and more operations than you would believe," she told the magazine. "I'm not sure God will recognize me; I have so many new body parts!"
She continued: "Also, George Bush has given me the world. He is the best — thoughtful and loving."
The couple met at a Christmas dance in 1941, when Barbara Pierce was 16 and George Bush was 17. They got engaged right before he left to fight in World War II as a Navy pilot. After he returned on leave, she dropped out of Smith College and the two married in January 1945.
Smith College awarded Barbara Bush with an honorary degree in 1989.