AUSTIN, Texas – Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady who championed conservation and worked tenaciously for the political career of her husband, Lyndon B. Johnson, died Wednesday, a family spokeswoman said. She was 94.
RIP: Lady Bird
I spent part of an afternoon alone with Mrs. Johnson in Wichita in about 1963. She was a nice lady & we talked about nothing, small talk with a little light political banter. I think she may have been there for an event with her husband & Secretary of the interior Stuart Udall whom I also met & found kind of boring. As I recall, I think it was my job to keep her company while the important people did important things. My memory of stuff almost 50 years ago is kind of fuzzy, but I do have strong memories of a very warm decent woman who kind of reminded me of my own mother.
It’s the little moments that make up a person’s life & legacy & are the ultimate measure of a person.
I’m sorry she had to die, but I guess 94 years is a pretty good run.