Lady Bird Johnson: the Wildflower First Lady
Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson passed away yesterday. She was 94.
As a native Texan, I was impressed by her strength and grace during some tough times, but I loved her old man for the civil rights legislation and pushing a Great Society agenda.
As for Lady Bird, she was the first environmentalist First Lady in my lifetime by focusing on planting wildflowers near roads, both major and minor. The Bluebonnet and Indian Paint trails near College Station and Austin are testimonials to her.
Hope she is enjoying an iced-tea with Molly and Ann.
I'll be putting up a Texas flag at my house later.
Peace to LBJ's family as they grieve their loss.
Update: I just read the LBJ Ranch has been turned over to the public. What a nice gift!