Thursday, September 14

R.I.P. Ann Richards, EX-TX Governor and motorcyclist

Ann Richards had more class in a hair follicle than some of us have in our entire being! She was one smart and snazzy woman. Her spirit, humor and wit always made me stop to listen to her. I remember the comment she made in defense of women's abilities in a "man's world."

To paraphrase, she said, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, only she did it backwards and in high heels. This morning, I heard another memorable Richards quote: "I don't want my headstone to say, 'She kept a clean house.' I could just hear her releasing that famous laugh.

At 60, Richards bought herself a motorcycle and rode it!

RIP, Ann Richards.

4 comments:

Muding said...

What an awesome picture of Ann Richards on her bike! Yes, she definitely is one of our nation's treasures. RIP - Ann.

Thumper said...

Oh man, I loved her quick wit. And I think most of Texas really loved her when they realized what they'd given up by not re-electing her.

Sojourner rides said...

muding,

let's hope we can have always have as much kick in our step as AR did!

Sojourner rides said...

So right about TX!

btw, I thought I was the only one who could lounge around doing nothing all day and then whine about how I accomplished nothing all day! Checked out your profile--it's good to start the day with a chuckle! Thanks!