Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The eyes of Texas are upon you...


I don't have a bit of experience with affairs of state. I can barely manage the state of my affairs. I was surprised today when one of my customers came in today and told me his daughter (a recent UT graduate, and UT band member) was called to play for Ladybird Johnson's funeral.
"But she's not dead yet, is she?" I asked.
"No, but they expect the funeral to be Friday or Monday."
We pondered that a little. Given the current state of the world, and such, pre-planning is necessary, I suppose, but a little creepy.
In other affairs of my world, IWK started their hurt book sale today. Traffic makes the site C R A W L. It's like watching paint wet.
Wednesday, 11 July Note: SK forwarded an lovely and informative article on the late Ladybird Johnson's life. Ladybird, Ladybird, fly away home.

9 comments:

Libby said...

I can't believe that they are already planning the poor womans funural already. Poor thing.

Grace Yaskovic said...

bets your link to Ladybird didn't work for me, maybe its just me

junior_goddess said...

Thanks for letting me know, Grace, I botched the link.

B

smariek said...

Egads!

Anonymous said...

That's just too weird to think about it. (though I know it happens all the time) We should be so well prepared to go :)
Thanks for the book tip at work, I scored a wrap style
Chris

benne said...

I know that news services have obits prepared for most all famous, infamous or well=known people. This is whether they are young, old, sick, well. Talk about anticipation. It is creepy.
I always liked Ladybird and think she would be an interesting woman to talk to on a variety of subjects. Oh, the stories she could tell! Godspeed, Ladybird.

Jamie said...

Bets, What impressed me was the picture of the Texas Bluebells. I've never seen any in person, but my mother always spoke about them. A great symbol of the state.
Thanks,
Jamie

Jamie said...

Oops! I think it's Texas bluebonnets! JC

sk said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/11/washington/12cnd-johnson.html?hp