Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Remembering Lady Bird Johnson

Former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson has died. LBJ's better half, who championed a more beautiful America where there would be more wildflowers than strip malls along our highways, passed away at the age of 94. The public grounds here in DC are still shaded by trees she helped plant.

From Ann Gerhart in the Washington Post:

This was another Lady Bird spring we had, wasn't it?

Confident and lush and defiantly gorgeous, this spring burst out of an ugly Washington winter in such glory because of Lady Bird Johnson.
After the LBJ administration ended, she founded the National Wildflower Research Center.

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