I try to stay on topic here at Withering Fig, but sometimes it’s appropriate, if only for a moment, to consider other things.
[[Wikipedia:Lady Bird Johnson|Lady Bird Johnson]], widow of President Lyndon B. Johnson, died yesterday at the age of 94. I pause to mention her passing for a few reasons. Lady Bird was a great Texan, a great American, and a truly kind person.
I actually had occasion to meet Lady Bird during my days at the University of Texas. She was truly a kind and gracious woman.
Visit the link to the Houston Chronicle above and explore all the information they have about Lady Bird’s life and legacy.