Thursday, July 12, 2007

In Memoriam: Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson died this week. A feminist who spoke out in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment and an environmentalist, Lady Bird was ahead of her time. She began the first piece of legislation introduced by a First Lady that was signed into law: The Highway Beautification Act.

I had the privilege of performing for Ms. Johnson and her daughter Linda Bird back in 1995 while I was working on a cruise ship. She still had the grace and poise befitting a First Lady and I feel honored to have met her. She died of natural causes at the age of 94.

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At 6:27 PM, Blogger Donnie said...

Lady Bird will be missed. She was at the forefront of the Green Movement and America owes her a debt of gratitude.

At 10:06 PM, Blogger LSL said...

What a beautiful post. Thanks for this.

At 2:29 PM, Blogger judy said...

Every time I see a field of wildflowers along a highway, I think of Lady Bird. What a lovely way to be remembered. Thanks, Lady Bird. You are quite right, Michael, she always seemed to be the epitome of gracious hospitality in her role of Firs Lady.

At 5:54 PM, Blogger BigAssBelle said...

this was a fine tribute. she was a great lady. wish we had more like her.

At 4:58 PM, Blogger Todd HellsKitchen said...

God Bless Her!


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