One of the hardest things for any parent to deal with is the loss of a child. Former President George H.W. Bush did a lot in a lifetime of public service. But for him and for his wife Barbara, the loss of their daughter, Robin was the worst.
Robin was their oldest girl who died from leukemia at 3 years old.
And when cartoonist Marshall Ramsey thought of what he wanted to do in his cartoon on the passing of the former president and his final flight, he captured it perfectly, reuniting him with his wife of 73 years, Barbara and Robin.
From USA Today:
Clarion Ledger cartoonist Marshall Ramsey shows Bush flying his TBM Avenger, the same plane he flew in the Navy during World War II, up into the clouds to join his wife who passed away in April and their young daughter who died from leukemia at age 3 in 1953.
Ramsey’s latest cartoon is a follow-up to his viral cartoon depicting Barbara reuniting with her daughter after decades apart.
“I received a very kind note from President George H.W. Bush’s Chief of Staff for the Barbara Bush cartoon. President Bush was unable to write due to his Parkinson’s, but it was his sentiments. And it was very humble and gracious,” Ramsey said.
It touched people’s hearts.