Political And Other Miscellany From A Stout Democrat In Dallas Texas.
"Politics is the only game for adults." --from Robert A. Heinlein's Double Star

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Man Who Ended The Darkness

Still, with 1,800 miles of line to build, the job seemed -- to families very eager for electricity -- to be taking a very long time. After the lines had been extended to their farms, and the farms were wired, they waited with wires hanging from the ceiling and bare bulbs at the end, for the lines to be energized. ...

But then one evening in November, 1939, the Smiths were returning from Johnson City ... and as they neared their farmhouse, something was different.

"Oh my God," her mother cried. "The house is on fire!"

But as they got closer, they saw the light wasn't fire. "No, Mama," Evelyn said. "The lights are on."

They were on all over the Hill Country. "And all over the Hill Country," Stella Gliddon says, "people began to name their kids for Lyndon Johnson."

--from Robert A. Caro, The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path To Power
Help Us Celebrate LBJ's 100th Birthday!!

The Dallas County Democratic Party
Invites you to attend our


Celebrating the late Lyndon B. Johnson

America's Last Great President From Texas

Thursday, August 21, 2008
6 PM
Café Rembrandt
Inside The Brewery Building
703 McKinney Ave (at 1-35E and Woodall
Rodgers Fwy), Dallas

Tickets are $50.00
Seating is limited so RSVP today.

RSVP at, by calling 214.821.8331, or purchase tickets online at this page.


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