It was just last year George H. W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday in Maine by jumping out of a plane. This year, his wife Barbara turns 90, and has decided to stay grounded.
She's invited 400 people to join her family in Kennebunkport for a gala and fundraiser to benefit the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.
With each guest paying at least $5,000 to attend, Mrs. Bush's birthday party has already brought in $17 million dollars for the foundation.
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Those not on the guest list are still finding ways to celebrate by hanging birthday banners around town.
Visitors to the first family's museum are taking a look back at Barbara's life. A new Barbara Bush exhibit at the museum showcases her two loves: family and reading.
And that theme continues into her 90th year- raising millions of dollars for her cause. It's no plane jump, but for Barbara that's just as thrilling.