Former President George H.W. Bush honored his wife's work promoting literacy with a subtle fashion statement: socks covered in books.
The nation's 41st president attended his wife's funeral on Saturday in a dark suit and black shoes. But peeking out in between were knitted stacks of blue, red and yellow books.
Family spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted a photo of the former president's attire. He says Bush wanted to honor his wife's commitment to family literacy during her life.
McGrath says Barbara Bush "raised over $110 million over the course of 30 years" for literacy programs.
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The former president is known for wearing colorful socks. He and his wife had been married for 73 years when she died on Tuesday at age 92.