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  • 25 Jan

    Rest at the LBJ Ranch

    “Rufus, I feel like sleeping with my head on my own pillow tonight Tell ’em up front that we’re going to the ranch” (LBJ to Agent Youngblood)

    It was not uncommon for President Lyndon B Johnson to change his…


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  • 13 Jan

    Wayne Youngblood

    On this day in 1924, Rufus W Youngblood, Jr, was born His biography is detailed on this website (“About the Author”) and is available from many other sources (Life magazine, the NYT, Washington Post, AJC, Macon Telegraph,…


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  • 9 Jan

    Nixon and My Father’s Full Circle

    Today is former President Richard Milhous Nixon’s birthday He was born on January 9, 1913 Thinking about Nixon brought to mind a comment a friend made to me He said that until reading my father’s book, he had forgotten…


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  • 26 Dec

    Truman – “Truly Great”

    On this day, December 26, 1972, eighty-eight-year-old, former President Harry S Truman died Less than a month later, during President Richard M Nixon’s second inauguration, the Capitol flags remained at half‐staff in Truman’s memory But there was…


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  • 22 Dec

    Our Joy and Christmas 1968

    This photograph of my mother, sisters, and me, taken in December 1968 at the White House, brings back many memories My mother made matching dresses for my sister Candy and me to wear to the event I…


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  • 4 Dec

    The Exceptional Service Award and a Sticky Situation

    On this day, 55 years ago, on a chilly morning in the White House Rose Garden, US Treasury Secretary Douglas Dillon presented my father with the Exceptional Service Award in the presence of President Johnson, Treasury and…


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  • 22 Nov

    In Memory of JFK

     

    It is difficult to believe that it has been fifty-five years since that fateful day in Dallas, Texas, when President John F Kennedy was assassinated On this Thanksgiving Day, I reflect on this great man

     
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    I never had…


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