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Monday, July 16, 2007

Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson died last week.

Among the many stories about her, I found this one most interesting, particularly when you remember all she did to beautify the highways of America. Surely she had to give many speeches as First Lady and in her retirement.

When she was graduating, she was chosen to be Valedictorian of her class, but she turned it down -- she was too shy to give a speech. How much she changed as she matured.

I also heard someone say that she died, not from a stroke, not from cancer, not from a heart attack, but that she was 94 years old. How wonderful to have had such a long, healthy life.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

AN OLD DOCTOR ON FOX NEWS HAD A COMMENT ABOUT LADY BIRD HIMSELF. HE SAID SHE WAS THE MOST GRACIOUS WOMAN HE HAD THE PLEASURE TO KNOW AND WAS SORRY THAT THE PUBLIC DIDN'T GET TO KNOW HER VERY WELL. SHE LEAVES A GOOD LEGACY OF FRIENDSHIPS AND HARDLY, IF ANY, ENEMIES. THAT'S THE WAY TO MEET YOUR MAKER IN THE END AND CONSIDERED TO HAVE LIVED A SUCCESSFUL LIFE. .THANKS FOR WRITING ABOUT HER.

PF/SSS

ms/sss said...

My father died, when he was 93. I was touched by his friends' comments. Among the best was, "The ladies all loved him. The gentlemen all respected him."
So many of the good ones have gone to heaven!!! What a party they must be having!