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Unlike George W. Bush, John Quincy Adams didn't make it to his father's funeral

Dec 05, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

Last Friday evening, in a phone call shortly before he died, former president George H.W. Bush said goodbye - and "I love you, too" - to his eldest son, former president George W. Bush.

The elder Bush then passed peacefully at 10:10 p.m. Texas time. Thirty-eight minutes later, Jim McGrath, his longtime spokesman, announced the news via Twitter.

In the annals of How Things Change, this is not how things went down in 1826 upon the death of John Adams, the only other father in American...