Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Lady Bird Trivia

To go with the guessing game from last week, here are some odds and ends about Lady Bird Johnson – I really just wanted to share that first one as I used to live in Grand Forks.

In 1976, Lady Bird performed with the Winnipeg Symphony in Grand Forks, ND. She recited four passages: excerpts from the Dec of Independence, narrative from Copeland’s A Lincoln Portrait and William Schuman’s New England Tripytch, and parts of LBJ’s Great Society speech. She also performed twice more in Winnipeg.

President Ford awarded Lady Bird the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.

And just for fun – a picture of Lady Bird in a barnstorming plane.

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