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Today I visited The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. It’s been my goal to visit as many presidential libraries as possible.
I was 10 when Johnson became president and turning sixteen when he left the presidency. Today was stepping into a time capsule of my life.
Today it hit me that Dad attended two summer programs for teachers because of the programs LBJ put into place. I had no idea that LBJ had been a teacher.
Today it hit me again how far removed I was from those who needed the Civil Rights Act to be put into place. Growing up in the suburbs of SoCal did that.
Today I was struck by how many programs such as the Wilderness Act, education, and Medicare are in danger. I wondered what President Johnson would have to say about today.
President Johnson wasn’t without his faults. But to see what he did the what he referred to as “The Great Society” was incredible. And all while dealing with the Vietnam War which was getting uglier by the minute.
Following the presidential library, I walked with my friend to the Austin Public Library. Wow! The outdoor patio for reading. Seriously, you must go.
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2023 Progressive Poem
April 1 Mary Lee Hahn, Another Year of Reading
April 2 Heidi Mordhorst, My Juicy Little Universe
April 3 Tabatha, The Opposite of Indifference
April 4 Buffy Silverman
April 5 Rose Cappelli, Imagine the Possibilities
April 6 Donna Smith, Mainely Write
April 7 Margaret Simon, Reflections on the Teche
April 8 Leigh Anne, A Day in the Life
April 9 Linda Mitchell, A Word Edgewise
April 10 Denise Krebs, Dare to Care
April 11 Emma Roller, Penguins and Poems
April 12 Dave Roller, Leap Of Dave
April 13 Irene Latham Live You Poem
April 14 Janice Scully, Salt City Verse
April 15 Jone Rush MacCulloch
April 16 Linda Baie, TeacherDance
April 17 Carol Varsalona, Beyond Literacy Link
April 18 Marcie Atkins
April 19 Carol Labuzzetta at The Apples in My Orchard
April 20 Cathy Hutter, Poeturescapes
April 21 Sarah Grace Tuttle, Sarah Grace Tuttle’s Blog,
April 22 Marilyn Garcia
April 23 Catherine, Reading to the Core
April 24 Janet Fagal, hosted by Tabatha, The Opposite of Indifference
April 25 Ruth, There is no Such Thing as a God-Forsaken Town
April 26 Patricia J. Franz, Reverie
April 27 Theresa Gaughan, Theresa’s Teaching Tidbits
April 28 Karin Fisher-Golton, Still in Awe Blog
April 29 Karen Eastlund, Karen’s Got a Blog
April 30 Michelle Kogan Illustration, Painting, and Writing