"Though the word beautification makes the concept sound merely cosmetic, it involves much more: clean water, clean air, clean roadsides, safe waste disposal and preservation of valued old landmarks as well as great parks and wilderness areas. To me…beautification means our total concern for the physical and human quality we pass on to our children and the future." ~ Lady Bird Johnson (1912 - 2007)
Yesterday, we lost a great woman and First Lady. Thank you Mrs. Johnson. You will be missed, but your legacy will forever bloom along our roads and in our hearts.
(image: Lady Bird Johnson walking in field of white prickly poppies, April 1968, Photograph by Mike Geissinger, Courtesy LBJ Library)
P.S. Thanks to KDM for sending me the lovely quote.