Thursday, July 12, 2007

Just a shout out to the Lady Bird...

Okay, I'll admit, I know very little about our former first lady. But hearing of her passing yesterday led me to dig out a nugget I have written in my book about her.

"Largely due to Lady Bird Johnson’s Highway Beautification Act of 1965, four states have banned offsite outdoor billboards: Maine, Vermont, Alaska, and Hawai’i."

Then I just read this quote about her: "Lady Bird Johnson believed that beauty affects us all -- that when we are surrounded by natural beauty, we are changed."

I'll raise a Texas toast to that.

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