George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara won’t attend granddaughter Lauren’s wedding

Don’t expect to see pictures of former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush at the wedding of their granddaughter Lauren Bush, who is set to tie the knot with 39-year-old David Lauren at a Colorado ranch Sunday.

According to ABC News, the proud grandparents won’t attend the ceremony because the location’s high altitude would be detrimental to their health.

The former president is 87 years old and Barbara Bush is 86. ABC also reports that a representative of former President George W. Bush, Lauren’s uncle, declined to comment on his plans. (RELATED: Patrick Kennedy gets hitched in Hyannis Port)

The occasion’s rigorous pre-wedding activities would likely also be too much for the elderly Bushes. On Saturday guests are welcome to participate in a baseball game on the 17,000-acre Rocky Mountain ranch. The “Double RL” ranch has cabins, a saloon and even teepees.

A model, Lauren Bush is betrothed to designer Ralph Lauren’s son David —but she likely won’t become Lauren Lauren after getting hitched. Earlier this year, the 27-year-old Colorado girl said she will probably hyphenate her name.

“I think it will be Lauren Bush-Lauren,” the bride told Harper’s Bazaar in April. That’s not final, but I think it’s nice to have the same name as your husband. I am sort of old-fashioned in that way.”

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  • Seney_hun

    that is their right what they decide not to attend their granddaughter wedding

  • sharon

    I think it is because David Lauren is Jewish. HW is an anti semite. Ralph Lauren was born Ralph Lifshitz in The Bronx, New York, to Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants, from Pinsk, Belarus: Fraydl (Kotlar) and Frank Lifshitz, a house …

    • Apex321

      JEB’s wife is Hispanic. So I don’t think that a different ethnicity is an issue here.

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  • Jagraham

    We could all learn from this church and this Deacon! 
    God’s Blessings
    Subj: Fw: The Living Bible
    Now this isthe Living Bible: His name is Bill. He has wild hair, wears a T-shirt with holes in it,jeans, and no shoes. This was literally his wardrobe for his entirefour years of college.He is brilliant. Kind of profound and very, very bright. He became a Christian while attending college.Across the street from the campus is a well-dressed, very conservative church. They want to develop a ministry to the students but are notsure how to go about it.One day Bill decides to go there. He walks in with no shoes, jeans, hisT-shirt, and wild hair. The service has already started and so Bill starts down the aisle looking for a seat.The church is completely packed and he can’t find a seat. By now, people are really looking a bit uncomfortable, but no one says anything.Bill gets closer and closer and closer to the pulpit, and when he realizes there are no seats, he just squats down right on the carpet.By now the people are really uptight, and the tension in the air is thick.About this time, the minister realizes that from way at the back of the church, a deacon is slowly making his way toward Bill.Now the deacon is in his eighties, has silver-gray hair, and a three-piece suit.. A godly man, very elegant, very dignified, very courtly. He walks with a cane and, as he starts walking toward this boy, everyone is saying to themselves that you can’t blame him for whathe’s going to do.How can you expect a man of his age and of his background to understand some college kid on the floor?It takes a long time for the man to reach the boy.The church is utterly silent except for the clicking of the man’s cane.All eyes are focused on him.. You can’t even hear anyone breathing. The minister can’t even preach the sermon until the deacon does what he has to do.And now they see this elderly man drop his cane on the floor. With great difficulty, he lowers himself and sits down next to Bill and worships with him so he won’t be alone.Everyone chokes up with emotion.When the minister gains control, he says,’What I’m about to preach, you will never remember. What you have just seen, you will never forget.”Be careful how you live. You may be the only Bible some people will ever read!’                  

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/ZGI2MUJH3TWJZE6TWWRHO46TW4 Zeno

    EERIE. She looks just like George Bush except for the long hair.

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  • Banchang

    This tops it all he can jump out of Airplanes on his birthday ( at government expense) But can not go to his Grand Daughters wedding. Because of the high altitude.

    • casman328

      You can jump out of a plane at 2,000 feet above sea level in someplace like Texas and still be 8,000 feet below the altitude in colorado

    • MatyPDX

      That was some years ago. He’s aged considerably since. At that age your health can decline fairly fast. He’s not looking as healthy as he was back then and he doesn’t walk as well either. And the jump was not at government expense. He does have SS protection though as all past presidents have had.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BSummers5817 Brenda J. Summers

    Hey, wake up people!  Way back in 1955,  my family went to Albuquerque, NM and while on the top of Sandia Base, my cousin Bob had bloody noses.   Ever read cake mix boxes.  You bake the cake at different temperatures because of the altitude you live in.  You should get a medical book and read yourself what the altitudes does to your health.