12 July 2007

Lady Among The Flowers



It is purely a coincidence that two first ladies appear next to each other on this blog. Yesterday, I posted "Ithaca" with a note that it was the poem read at Jaqueline Kennedy's funeral. Yesterday we received the news that Lady Bird Johnson had reached the end of her earthly road. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has published a lovely remembrance of her life in praise of all the beauty she left behind that is well worth reading.

Each of these women graced the White House with their own style, and each left behind their mark on the history of the country. In the hurly burly of politics and elections, we often forget those in the shadow of the candidate or office holder. The family is often the best indication of the person we are electing to serve. Those family members while not elected will serve as well and you will be seeing a lot of them. So take a close look at the family and ask if you want to spend a lot of time in their company when you make your choice.

1 comment:

RebelliousRenee said...

Jamie....
nice posts on both Lady Bird and Jackie Kennedy...

the last time I was in DC, I visited Jackie's grave.... what a gracious first lady she was.....

I love the wildflowers planted in the median strips of highways..... now I'll think of Lady Bird everytime I see them....