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Dresden Duplicate Club 9-3

Dresden Duplicate Club 9-3

Posted: Friday, September 4, 2009 9:24 am
By: Toni Pritchett

Tuesday Night Bridge Club met at 6 p.m. with 14 ladies present. Hostesses for the evening were JoAn Campbell and Kathie Chandler.
After the food table was organized, they served hot minute steak sandwiches, a delicious pasta salad, salsa dip and crackers, sliced tomatoes, a plethora of carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, red, green and yellow bell peppers with a delicious dip, and Cokes and Sprite. For dessert they served chocolate Turtle Trifle.       
Winners were first Linda Jennings and Becky Bennett, second Diana Nerren and Margie Evans, and third Alma Ford and Sarah Pentecost.
Wednesday Bridge Club came to order with 20 players entering the back door of the American Legion.  It is always a pleasure to see the many well dressed ladies and gentlemen. Many brought food for everyone to enjoy.
here was cantaloupe with pretzels, chicken salad with cranberries, sliced bread for making sandwiches, ham salad, another container of “Reese” chicken salad, egg and olive salad, stilton and apricot dip and Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar Cheese Crunch.
     Winners were first Roberta Meyer and Gene Fulks of Puryear and Pairs, second Tom Beard and Sarah Pentecost both of Dresden and tied for third Sue Thompson and Sharon Fields of Paris and Freddye Oliver of Union City and Jack Bogue of Milan.
First Lady “Lady Bird” really took over her husband’s office in Congress in 1941 when he became the first member of Congress to go on active duty in World War II.  She ran his office, and was the only congressman’s wife to run a husband’s office.
    Together they became a Washington Institution.  She was always by his side, even advanced $25,000 of her own personal money when he ran, talked into it, for the Vice Presidency.
     For six long yeas she was one of the greatest, if not the greatest, First Ladies.  She traveled over 35,000 miles and set out to campaign for her pet cause – Conservation, she was the First Ladies Committee for “A more Beautiful Capitol and The White House Conference Act”. The Highway Beautification Act of 1965 and was dubbed “Lady Bird Act”
 Both her daughter had their wedding reception at The White House.
     But the continuation of The Vietnam war began to erode the public’s support of The Johnsons.  They both became targets for anti-war protests.  It was one reason he gave up running for a second term as President.
    Since leaving the White House, she continued her beautification and Conservation efforts.  
She has also worked for the development of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas. On 1988 she moved to Austin but also maintained the LBJ Ranch and received the Congressional Gold Medal of Freedom.
     Lady Bird worked for her favorite causes and founded National Wildlife Research Center.  Lady Bird remains one of the best loved and most accomplished of all the First Ladies.  She has already written her own epitaph:  “She Planted Three Trees.” wcp 9-3

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