Saturday, June 23, 2007

"Lady Bird Johnson Hospitalized"

I always laugh when I see a news headline about someone I'd assumed was long dead. "What? She's not dead yet? Huh."

Lady Bird Johnson, the widow of LBJ, is 94, which is awfully old but not impossibly so. After all, my grandma was 94½ when she died last year. LBJ died way back in 1973, and I just figured Lady Bird had followed him to the grave long ago.

Who's the last person you were amazed to learn was still alive and kicking?

1 comment:

Mignon said...

I thought the exact same thing when I read that headline. I guess the last time I was surprised was when Ford died. I thought he had risen from the dead and died again. Not that he's my own personal Jesus or anything.

Let's see, who else... Iggy Pop?