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Erica C. Barnett
on June 22 at
The woman who made Texas beautiful…
…is in the hospital.
Godspeed, Lady Bird.
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.
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."
@1 - I agree exactly on all points.
I think Larry Bird's from Indiana.
She was way too attractive to her husband. What the hell was she thinking? Godspeed indeed. She has had a full life though.
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.
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.
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