First lady Barbara Bush has low-key 89th birthday

FILE - In this  Oct. 3, 2008 file photo, former first lady Barbara Bush speaks at a dedication ceremony for the George and Barbara Bush Center at the University of New England, in Biddeford, Maine. A family spokesman says Mrs. Bush, wife of former President George H.W. Bush, is having a private dinner with family members in Kennebunkport, where the family has a summer home. She is celebrating her 89th birthday Sunday June 8, 2014.  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2008 file photo, former first lady Barbara Bush speaks at a dedication ceremony for the George and Barbara Bush Center at the University of New England, in Biddeford, Maine. A family spokesman says Mrs. Bush, wife of former President George H.W. Bush, is having a private dinner with family members in Kennebunkport, where the family has a summer home. She is celebrating her 89th birthday Sunday June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush is having a low-key 89th birthday celebration in Maine.

A family spokesman says the wife of former President George H.W. Bush is having a private dinner Sunday with relatives in Kennebunkport, where the family has a summer home.

There’ll be another celebration later in the week. The former president turns 90 on Thursday.

George H.W. Bush went skydiving on his 85th birthday and vowed he would do it again on his 90th. But it doesn’t appear that will be the case.

His spokesman says Bush plans to have dinner with family and others. He now uses a wheelchair.

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