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Friday, June 22, 2007

The Other LBJ

posted by on June 22 at 16:07 PM

The woman who made Texas beautiful…


…is in the hospital.

Godspeed, Lady Bird.

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Lady Bird is a great woman from another era, and I admire and respect her, but I actually like highway billboards, the cheesier and more garish the better. Now we're stuck with the personality-free Highway Department versions, with their little corporate boxes. I'll take "Two Headed Gator! Next Exit!" over "Food: Burger King, Shari's" any old day.

But I hope she gets better and lives another twenty years. She is one tough old broad.

Posted by Fnarf | June 22, 2007 4:26 PM

A great friend of mine from high school used to say:

"The greatest and worst thing about our parents' generation is that someone named Lady Bird was the First Lady and nobody thought anything of it."

Posted by Josh Feit | June 22, 2007 4:28 PM

@1 - I agree exactly on all points.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 22, 2007 4:36 PM

I think Larry Bird's from Indiana.

Posted by DOUG. | June 22, 2007 4:49 PM

She was way too attractive to her husband. What the hell was she thinking? Godspeed indeed. She has had a full life though.

Posted by Just Me | June 22, 2007 6:40 PM

Lady Bird made not only Texas, but Washington DC (where I grew up), beautiful. Bulbs she had planted are still blooming there, 30+ years later, every spring.

Posted by Jaye | June 22, 2007 8:40 PM

That's awesome. Planting things that last longer than you is beautiful. Aw, dammit, I'm a hippie now. I wish there was some kind of a program where cows like Laura Bush could go and learn how to be real women.

Posted by Fnarf | June 22, 2007 11:26 PM

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