How did you find the wedding cake used for l. b johnsons daughters wedding Betty Beal is my husbands Mom.. I was curious!! Thank you!
Wow—that’s neat! We are the archives at the LBJ Presidential Library, so we have the recipe as part of Lady Bird Johnson’s papers. If you’d like to look into Mrs. Beal, e.g., see if we have any other materials related to her, you can email us at email@example.com. Thanks for your message!
There is a cosmic irony in the role payed by Vietnam in Lyndon Johnson’s career….What increased the irony was that Vietnam turned against him that group in society whose approbation he most desired—the college students. Nothing bewildered him more that the sieges of the White House by half-naked hippies chanting: “Hey! Hey! LBJ! How many kids have you killed today?”
He thought he had done everything for them—college loans, scholarships, subsidies—and he considered their conduct nothing but the grossest ingratitude. They were not showing the same concern for his problem that he had shown for their problems—or, at least, that was the way he reasoned.
”—George Reedy, Lyndon B. Johnson: A Memoir, New York: Andrews and McMeel, Inc., 1982, pp 145.
“Everyone’s making the sign on the V. The battle is over. The question everyone’s asking is when’s the next happening?”—Abbie Hoffman, after the conclusion of the March on the Pentagon, in Revolution for the Hell of It, New York: Simon and Shuster, 1970, p. 51.
“If the US really wants to talk it is necessary first to stop without conditions the bombing and all other acts of war against the DRV.”—Message to Kissinger through the French intermediary, Marcovich. (memo, Read/Kissinger Telecons 8 p.m., 10/4/67, #18a, “Vietnam, Pennsylvania,” Vietnam Country File, NSF, Box 140.)